Area of Law:
The Power of Two (Establishing Parentage)
Information you should know about your rights and responsibilities before you sign the Voluntary Acknowledgment of Parentage Form. For help in Vermont, contact the Vermont Office of Child Support at 1-800-786-3214 or www.dcf.vt.go/ocs
Free Legal Aid provides useful information about child custody. In addition to the video here, be sure you check out other resources.
In Vermont, the court does not prefer one parent over the other based on the sex of the child, the sex of the parent, or the financial resources of the parent. Vermont courts do everything in their power to lessen the emotional trauma for the child. check to learn more.
The child support order generally mandates both the frequency of payments and the amount that the supporting parent must pay the supported parent to help care for the child. In Vermont, the courts follow Vermont Statutes Title 15, Chapter 11, Subchapter 3, Sections 656-659 as a basic layout of the rules for determining the amount of support that is to be paid. check to learn more.