Vermont Alimony / Spousal Support

Vermont spousal support is intended to preserve the economic status of both parties, as it existed during the marriage.

Vermont alimony, also referred to as spousal support or maintenance is the amount of money one spouse pays to the other, by court order or through agreement of the parties, for support and maintenance.

Types of Alimony Awarded in Vermont

In Vermont, pending an action for divorce the court may make an allowance for spousal support. This is called Pendente Lite alimony. Either spouse can receive alimony for the period of time it takes to prosecute the complaint for divorce. Additionally, Vermont may order either spouse to make maintenance payments that are either rehabilitative or permanent.

Spousal support or maintenance in Vermont can be awarded based on these factors: The amount and duration of spousal support or maintenance in Vermont can be awarded based on these factors:

Modification of Alimony in Vermont

According to Vermont Statutes Title 15 Chapter 11, "On motion of either party and due notice, and upon a showing of a real, substantial, and unanticipated change of circumstances, the court may from time to time annul, vary or modify a judgment relative to maintenance, whether or not such judgment relative to maintenance is based upon a stipulation or an agreement."

Vermont statutes for divorce and alimony can be found here: Vermont statutes Title 15 Chapter 11

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