§ 1207. Commissioner of Health; duties
(a) The Commissioner shall provide civil union license and certificate forms to all town and county clerks.
(b) The Commissioner shall keep a record of all civil unions. (Added 1999, No. 91 (Adj. Sess.), § 3.)
Terms Used In Vermont Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1207
- 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
- Town: shall include city and wards or precincts therein; "selectboard members" and "board of civil authority" shall extend to and include the mayor and aldermen of cities; "trustees" shall extend to and include bailiffs of incorporated villages; and the laws applicable to the inhabitants and officers of towns shall be applicable to the inhabitants and similar officers of all municipal corporations. See
§ 1207. Determination of controlling child support order
(a) If a proceeding is brought under this title and only one tribunal has issued a child support order, the order of that tribunal controls and must be recognized.
(b) If a proceeding is brought under this title, and two or more child support orders have been issued by tribunals of this State or another state or a foreign country with regard to the same obligor and same child, a tribunal of this State having personal jurisdiction over both the obligor and individual obligee must apply the following rules and by order shall determine which order controls and shall be recognized:
(1) If only one of the tribunals would have continuing, exclusive jurisdiction under this title, the order of that tribunal controls.
(2) If more than one of the tribunals would have continuing, exclusive jurisdiction under this title:
(A) an order issued by a tribunal in the current home state of the child controls; or
(B) if an order has not been issued in the current home state of the child, the order most recently issued controls.
(3) If none of the tribunals would have continuing, exclusive jurisdiction under this title, the tribunal of this State shall issue a child support order, which controls.
Terms Used In Vermont Statutes Title 15 Sec. 1207
- 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 country: means a country, including a political subdivision thereof, other than the U. See
- Home state: means the state or foreign country in which a child lived with a parent or a person acting as parent for at least six consecutive months immediately preceding the time of filing of a petition or comparable pleading for support and, if a child is less than six months old, the state or foreign country in which the child lived from birth with any of them. See
- 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.
- Obligee: means :
- Obligor: means an individual or the estate of a decedent that:
- 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 enforcement agency: means a public official, governmental entity, or private agency authorized to:
- 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
(c) If two or more child support orders have been issued for the same obligor and the same child upon request of a party who is an individual or that is a support enforcement agency, a tribunal of this State having personal jurisdiction over both the obligor and the obligee who is an individual shall determine which order controls under subsection (b) of this section. The request may be filed with a registration for enforcement or registration for modification pursuant to section 1206 of this title, or may be filed as a separate proceeding.
(d) A request to determine which is the controlling order must be accompanied by a copy of every child support order in effect and the applicable record of payments. The requesting party shall give notice of the request to each party whose rights may be affected by the determination.
(e) The tribunal that issued the controlling order under subsection (a), (b), or (c) of this section has continuing jurisdiction to the extent provided in section 1205 or 1206 of this title.
(f) A tribunal of this State that determines by order which is the controlling order under subdivision (b)(1) or (b)(2) or subsection (c) of this section or that issues a new controlling order under subdivision (b)(3) of this section shall state in that order:
(1) the basis upon which the tribunal made its determination;
(2) the amount of prospective support, if any; and
(3) the total amount of consolidated arrears and accrued interest, if any, under all of the orders after all payments made are credited as provided by section 1209 of this title.
(g) Within 30 days after issuance of an order determining which is the controlling order, the party obtaining the order shall file a certified copy of it with each tribunal that issued or registered an earlier order of child support. A party or support enforcement agency obtaining the order that fails to file a certified copy is subject to appropriate sanctions by a tribunal in which the issue of failure to file arises. The failure to file does not affect the validity or enforceability of the controlling order.
(h) An order that has been determined to be the controlling order, or a judgment for consolidated arrears of support and interest, if any, made pursuant to this section must be recognized in proceedings under this title. (Added 2015, No. 16, § 2, eff. June 1, 2015.)