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Title 12 : Court Procedure

Chapter 217 : Emancipation of Minors

(Cite as: 12 V.S.A. § 7158)
  • § 7158. Order of emancipation obtained by fraud or withholding material information; voidability; effect on rights and obligations; commencement of proceeding

    (a) An order of emancipation obtained by fraud or by the withholding of material information shall be voidable. The voiding of any such order pursuant to this section shall not alter any contractual obligations or rights or any property rights or interest which arose during the period that the order was in effect. However, any such obligation, right, or interest, which benefits a person who caused or participated in the fraud or withholding of material information, may be canceled by the minor.

    (b) A proceeding under this section may be commenced by any person or by any public or private agency. Notice of the commencement of the proceeding shall be consistent with the requirements of the initial hearing as required by this chapter. (Added 1995, No. 145 (Adj. Sess.), § 1.)