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Vermont Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1201

§ 1201. Bases for jurisdiction over nonresident

(a) In a proceeding to establish or enforce a support order or to determine parentage of a child, a tribunal of this State may exercise personal jurisdiction over a nonresident individual or the individual’s guardian or conservator for any of the following:

(1) The individual is personally served with notice of the proceeding within this State.

(2) The individual submits to the jurisdiction of this State by consent in a record by entering a general appearance, or by filing with the tribunal a responsive document having the effect of waiving any contest to personal jurisdiction.

(3) The individual resided with the child in this State.

(4) The individual resided in this State and provided prenatal expenses or support for the child.

(5) The child resides in this State as a result of the acts or directives of the individual.

(6) The individual engaged in sexual intercourse in this State and the child may have been conceived by that act of intercourse.

(7) The individual asserted parentage of a child in the putative father registry maintained in this State by the Probate Division of Superior Court in the District of Chittenden.

(8) There is any other basis consistent with the constitutions of this State and the United States for the exercise of personal jurisdiction.

(b) The bases of personal jurisdiction set forth in subsection (a) of this section or in any other law of this State may not be used to acquire personal jurisdiction for a tribunal of this State to modify a child support order of another state unless the requirements of section 1611 of this title are met, or in the case of a foreign support order, unless the requirements of section 1615 of this title are met. (Added 2015, No. 16, § 2, eff. June 1, 2015.)

Terms Used In Vermont Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1201

  • Child: means an individual, whether over or under the age of majority, who is or is alleged to be owed a duty of support by the individual's parent or who is or is alleged to be the beneficiary of a support order directed to the parent. See
  • Child support order: means a support order for a child, including a child who has attained the age of majority under the law of the issuing state or foreign country. See
  • following: when used by way of reference to a section of the law shall mean the next preceding or following section. See
  • Foreign support order: means a support order of a foreign tribunal. See
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Law: includes decisional and statutory law and rules and regulations having the force of law. See
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Record: means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in perceivable form. See
  • State: means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the U. See
  • Support order: means a judgment, decree, order, decision, or directive whether temporary, final, or subject to modification, issued in a state or foreign country for the benefit of a child, a spouse, or a former spouse, which provides for monetary support, health care, arrearages, retroactive support, or reimbursement for financial assistance provided to an individual obligee in place of child support. See
  • Tribunal: means a court, administrative agency, or quasi-judicial entity authorized to establish, enforce, or modify support orders or to determine parentage of a child. See

Vermont Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1201

Terms Used In Vermont Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1201

  • Civil union: means that two eligible persons have established a relationship pursuant to this chapter, and may receive the benefits and protections and be subject to the responsibilities of spouses. See
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Health. See
  • Person: shall include any natural person, corporation, municipality, the State of Vermont or any department, agency, or subdivision of the State, and any partnership, unincorporated association, or other legal entity. See
  • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States may apply to the District of Columbia and any territory and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. See

§ 1201. Definitions

As used in this chapter:

(1) "Certificate of civil union" means a document that certifies that the persons named on the certificate have established a civil union in this state in compliance with this chapter and 18 V.S.A. chapter 106.

(2) "Civil union" means that two eligible persons have established a relationship pursuant to this chapter, and may receive the benefits and protections and be subject to the responsibilities of spouses.

(3) "Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Health.

(4) [Repealed.]

(5) "Party to a civil union" means a person who has established a civil union pursuant to this chapter and 18 V.S.A. chapter 106. (Added 1999, No. 91 (Adj. Sess.), § 3; amended 2009, No. 3, § 12, eff. Sept. 1, 2009.)