Citation: Vt. Stat. Ann. tit.15, §§ 653-657
Authority: Administrative Rule
Guidelines Model: Income Shares
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SSR/LI Adjustment Amt: 120% of FPL/One person
Discretionary: If obligator’s available income is less than SSR, or less than lowest amount on schedule, court has discretion on amount.
SSR/LI Adjustment Application: Built into schedule where obligator’s incomes is below adjusted net income of $1,151. If obligator’s income is in area B of schedule, support is lesser of two.
Deviation Criteria: N/A
Threshold Income: N/A
Limitations: No arrears payment is ordered when income is below SSR
Minimum Child Support Amount: Nominal amount
Limitations on Minimum Child Support Amount: N/A
Age of Majority: 18 years of age;
Ends: court may order support to be continued until the child attains the age of majority or terminates secondary education, whichever is later.
Statute: Vt. Stat. Ann. tit. 1, §173; Vt. Stat. Ann. tit. 15, §201
College Support beyond Age of Majority: No statute or case law holding parents to a duty to college support in the absence of an agreement.
Exception for Adults with Disabilities:
Criminal Penalties for Nonpayment3
Citation: Vt. Stat. Ann. tit. 15, § 202
Maximum Penalty: 2 years, $300
Interest and Arrears4
Summary: Since Jan. 1, 2012: 6% simple interest annually
Statute:Vt. Stat. tit. 15, § 606
License Restrictions for failing to pay Child Support2
Name: Ms. Robin Arnell
Title: Child Support State Director
Phone Number: (800) 786-3214
Address: 280 State Drive. Waterbury, VT 05671-1060
1Judicial Council of California, Review of Statewide Uniform Child Support Guideline, October 25, 2017