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The Vermont Statutes Online

The Vermont Statutes Online have been updated to include the actions of the 2023 session of the General Assembly.

NOTE: The Vermont Statutes Online is an unofficial copy of the Vermont Statutes Annotated that is provided as a convenience.

Title 15A : Adoption Act

Chapter 003 : General Procedure for Adoption

Subchapter 005 : Petition to Terminate Relationship Between Parent and Child

(Cite as: 15A V.S.A. § 3-505)
  • § 3-505. Effect of order granting petition

    (a) An order issued under this part granting the petition:

    (1) terminates the relationship of parent and child between the respondent and the minor;

    (2) extinguishes any right the respondent had to withhold consent to a proposed adoption of the minor or to further notice of a proceeding for adoption; and

    (3) is a final order for purposes of appeal.

    (b) An order issued under this part granting the petition shall not terminate an obligation for arrearages of child support. (Added 1995, No. 161 (Adj. Sess.), § 1.)