A pending bill in Vermont, An Act Relating To Divorce And Dissolution Proceedings (HO 758), has been sent to the Governor. If it passes, it would be effective July 1.
The bill proposes to provide:
- An expedited process for dissolving the civil union of a couple upon their marriage to one another.
- Access to a divorce or a dissolution to nonresident couples who established a marriage or civil union in Vermont if the parties are legally barred from divorcing or dissolving the union in their state of residence.
The parties must file a stipulation outlining an agreement that sets out the terms and conditions of resolution for all issues in the divorce or dissolution action.