Vermont Online Divorce
How to File Your Own Divorce in Vermont
Outlined below is some background information you should know about filing for a divorce in Vermont. Once you become acquainted with this information, you can take our quiz to see if you qualify for the Vermont online divorce.

Using our online divorce is a quick and easy way to get all the completed documents you need in order to file for your own, uncontested divorce, while avoiding having to pay exorbitant attorney fees.

Residency Requirements

Every state has a set of residency requirements that must be met by the filing spouse in order for the court to have jurisdiction over the divorce proceedings. If you don't meet the residency requirements of the state you're trying to file in, the case may get dismissed by the court. The residency requirements in Vermont are as follows:

  • A complaint for divorce may be brought if either party to the marriage has resided within the state for a period of six months or more
  • A divorce shall not be decreed for any cause, unless the plaintiff or the defendant has resided in the state for one year immediately preceding the date of final hearing
  • Temporary absence from the state because of illness, employment without the state, service as a member of the armed forces of the United States, or other legitimate and bona fide cause, shall not affect the six months’ period or the one year period, provided the person has otherwise retained residence in this state
  • The divorce may be filed in the county in which either the husband, wife or both reside

  • (Vermont Statutes - Title 15 - Section 555)

Grounds for Divorce

There are also grounds each state will allow you to file under when filing for a divorce. The ground for divorce is the reason that you and your spouse are filing for a divorce. The following are the grounds for divorce in Vermont:

  • No Fault:
    • Lived apart for six consecutive months and the court finds that the resumption of marital relations is not reasonably probable
  • Fault:
    • Adultery
    • Imprisonment for 3 years
    • For intolerable severity in either party
    • Willful desertion or when either party has been absent for seven years
    • Incurable insanity

    (Vermont Statutes - Title 15 - Section 551 and 555)

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