The Vermont Statutes Online
455. Transfer of Probate proceedings
guardianship action filed in the Probate Division of the Superior Court
pursuant to 14 V.S.A. chapter 111, subchapter 2, article 1 and any adoption
action filed in the Probate Division pursuant to Title 15A may be transferred
to the Family Division of the Superior Court.
(b) In an
adoption action filed in the Probate Division pursuant to Title 15A, the Family
Division shall order the transfer of the proceeding on motion of a party or on
its own motion if it finds that the identity of the parties, issues, and
evidence are so similar in nature to the parties, issues, and evidence in a
proceeding pending in the Family Division that transfer of the probate action
to the Family Division would expedite resolution of the issues or would best
serve the interests of justice. (Added 1989, No. 221 (Adj. Sess.), § 1, eff.
Oct. 1, 1990; amended 2009, No. 154 (Adj. Sess.), § 28a, eff. Feb. 1, 2011;
2013, No. 170 (Adj. Sess.), § 5, eff. Sept. 1, 2014.)