The Vermont Statutes Online
Subchapter 002 : OFFICE OF MAGISTRATE(Cite as: 4 V.S.A. § 463)
§ 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.)