Sections
§ 1011 Jurisdiction
§ 1012 If a parent is deceased or cannot decide
§ 1013 Decision
§ 1014 Modification
§ 1015 Limit on refiling
§ 1016 Automatic expiration

Terms Used In Vermont Statutes > Title 15 > Chapter 18

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Court: means the court with jurisdiction over the proceeding. See
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Deploying parent: means a military parent who has been notified by military leadership that he or she will deploy or mobilize with the U. See
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • following: when used by way of reference to a section of the law shall mean the next preceding or following section. 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.
  • Military parent: means a natural parent, adoptive parent, or legal parent of a child under the age of 18 whose parental rights have not been terminated or transferred to the state or another person through a juvenile proceeding pursuant to 33 V. See
  • Nondeploying parent: means a parent who is either not a member of the U. 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
  • 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
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.