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Title 15 : Domestic Relations

Chapter 011 : ANNULMENT AND DIVORCE

Subchapter 003A : CHILD CUSTODY AND SUPPORT

(Cite as: 15 V.S.A. § 662)
  • § 662. Income statements

    (a) A party to a proceeding under this subchapter shall file an affidavit of income and assets which shall be in a form prescribed by the court administrator. A party shall provide the affidavit of income and assets to the Court and the opposing party on or before the date of the case management conference scheduled or, if no conference is scheduled, at least five business days before the date of the first scheduled hearing before the magistrate. Upon request of either party, or the Court, the other party shall furnish information documenting the affidavit. The Court may require a party who fails to comply with this section to pay an economic penalty to the other party.

    (b) If a party fails to provide information as required under subsection (a) of this section, the Court shall use the available evidence to estimate the noncomplying parent's income. Failure to provide the information required under subsection (a) of this section may create a presumption that the noncomplying parent's gross income is 150 percent of the most recently available annual average covered wage for all employment as calculated by the Department of Labor.

    (c)(1) Upon a motion filed by either party or the Office of Child Support, the Court may relieve a party from a final judgment or child support order upon a showing that the income used in a default child support order was inaccurate by at least 10 percent. A showing that the Court used incorrect financial information shall be considered a mistake for the purposes of Rule 60 of the Vermont Rules of Civil Procedure.

    (2) The motion in subdivision (1) of this subsection shall be filed within one year of the date the contested order was issued. (Added 1985, No. 180 (Adj. Sess.), § 10, eff. April 1, 1987; amended 1989, No. 220 (Adj. Sess.), § 24; 2005, No. 103 (Adj. Sess.), § 3, eff. April 5, 2006; 2011, No. 119 (Adj. Sess.), § 6.)