The Vermont Statutes Online
§ 106. Duty of custodian of will; liability
(a) After the death of a testator and on request of an interested person, a person having custody of a will of the testator shall deliver it with reasonable promptness to an appropriate court. A person who intentionally refuses or fails to deliver a will after being ordered to do so by the court in a proceeding brought for the purpose of compelling delivery may be subject to proceedings for civil contempt under 12 V.S.A. § 122.
(b) A person who suffers damages as a result of another person's intentional failure to deliver a will shall have an action in Superior Court for damages and injunctive relief. (Amended 1971, No. 199 (Adj. Sess.), § 17; 1985, No. 144 (Adj. Sess.), § 16; 2009, No. 154 (Adj. Sess.), § 238a, eff. Feb. 1, 2011; 2017, No. 195 (Adj. Sess.), § 2.)