§463. Jurisdiction of family division of superior court over child support

Link to law: http://legislature.vermont.gov/statutes/section/04/010/00463
Published: 2015

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Title

04

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Judiciary






Chapter

010

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FAMILY COURT






Subchapter

002
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OFFICE OF MAGISTRATE










 

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463. Jurisdiction of family division of superior court over child support

Upon motion of

either party, upon motion of the magistrate, or upon the court's own motion, a

judge of the family division of the superior court may hear and determine the

issue of child support, provided there is a prior existing support order in

effect or an interim or temporary order and the court finds one of the

following:

(1) The support

matter is so intrinsically tied to an action that must be heard by a judge that

hearing before a magistrate would unduly delay the proceedings.

(2) The identity

of the parties, issues and evidence are so similar in nature that consolidation

with an already scheduled matter would in fact expedite resolution of the

support issue.

(3) A material

legal issue must be resolved for which there is no legal precedent.

(4) Such good

and substantial cause as the court may find, consistent with the principle that

support cases shall be heard in a timely manner. (Added 1989, No. 221 (Adj.

Sess.), § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1990; amended 2009, No. 154 (Adj. Sess.), § 31.)
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