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S.271

Introduced by Senator Lyons of Chittenden District

Referred to Committee on

Date:

Subject:  Domestic relations; annulment and divorce; support

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to allow the family court to extend child support for an individual with physical, mental, or developmental disabilities beyond the age of 18 if the cessation of support would place the individual at risk of losing housing, health, or community services.

AN ACT RELATING TO CHILD SUPPORT FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES

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

Sec. 1.  15 V.S.A. § 658(g) is added to read:

(g)  The court may order child support to continue beyond the age of 18 for an individual with physical, mental, or developmental disabilities if the cessation of support would result in:

(1)  the individual losing housing and related services, thereby placing the individual at risk of being institutionalized; or

(2)  the individual losing health or community services.



Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont


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