Vermont Child Support Laws

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Vermont Child Support

Vermont child support is based upon official guidelines for the calculation of child support. The amount arrived at under the Vermont child support guidelines is presumed to be correct, unless they are shown to be unfair under the circumstances. A Vermont Court will also consider the following factors in determining child support: 
  • the financial resources of the child; 

  • the standard of living the child would have enjoyed if the marriage had not been dissolved;

  • the physical and emotional conditions and educational needs of the child; 

  • the financial resources, needs, and obligations of both the non-custodial and the custodial parent; 

  • inflation with relation to the cost of living;

  • the costs of any educational needs of either parent 

  • any travel expenses related to parent-child contact; and 

  • any other relevant factors.

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