Terms Used In Vermont Statutes Title 15 Sec. 780

  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Court: means the court with jurisdiction over the proceeding. See
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Employer: means any employer or payor of wages of any type to the obligor. 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 the person found to be legally entitled to receive support or any person to whom the obligee has assigned or authorized all rights of collection. See
  • Obligor: means the person required to pay support under a support order. 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
  • Registry: means the registry established in 33 V. 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
  • Support: means periodic payments ordered for the support of dependent children or, for the purposes of sections 783-790 of this title only, a spouse. See
  • Support order: means any judgment, order or contract for support enforceable in this state, including, but not limited to, orders issued pursuant to 15 V. See
  • Wages: means any compensation paid or payable for personal services, whether designated as wages, salary, commission, bonuses, or otherwise, and shall include periodic payments under pension or retirement programs, workers' compensation, or insurance policies of any type. See

§ 780. Definitions

As used in this chapter:

(1) "Court" means the court with jurisdiction over the proceeding.

(2) "Employer" means any employer or payor of wages of any type to the obligor.

(3) "Obligee" means the person found to be legally entitled to receive support or any person to whom the obligee has assigned or authorized all rights of collection.

(4) "Obligor" means the person required to pay support under a support order.

(5) "Registry" means the registry established in 33 V.S.A. § 4103.

(6) "Support" means periodic payments ordered for the support of dependent children or, for the purposes of sections 783-790 of this title only, a spouse. Support includes periodic amounts to be applied toward unpaid arrearages.

(7) "Support order" means any judgment, order or contract for support enforceable in this state, including, but not limited to, orders issued pursuant to 15 V.S.A. chapter 5 (relating to desertion and support and parentage), 7 (relating to URESA) or 11 (relating to annulment and divorce).

(8) "Wage withholding order" means a transfer from the obligor to the obligee of the right to receive a portion of the obligor’s wages directly from the obligor’s employer.

(9) "Wages" means any compensation paid or payable for personal services, whether designated as wages, salary, commission, bonuses, or otherwise, and shall include periodic payments under pension or retirement programs, workers’ compensation, or insurance policies of any type. (Added 1983, No. 222 (Adj. Sess.); amended 1985, No. 63, § 5; 1989, No. 220 (Adj. Sess.), § 2.)