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Introduced by   Representatives Myers of Essex, Donaghy of Poultney, Emmons of Springfield, Evans of Essex, Fallar of Tinmouth, Heath of Westford, Jerman of Essex, Kennedy of Chelsea, Lorber of Burlington, Morrissey of Bennington, Niquette of Colchester, Pillsbury of Brattleboro and Sweaney of Windsor

Referred to Committee on


Subject:  Domestic relations; child support

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to permit the family court to extend child support for a child up to the age of 22 if he or she is attending college full time.


It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1.  15 V.S.A. § 658(c) is amended to read:

(c)  The court may order support to be continued until the child attains the age of majority or terminates secondary education, whichever is later.  The court may extend its support order for a child up to the age of 22 if the child is attending a college undergraduate program full time.  A child is considered a full-time student for purposes of this section if he or she meets the criteria for a full-time student designation at the college he or she is attending or the child is carrying at least 12 credit hours each semester or quarter.

Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont