OCS-Specific Laws, Regs, Rules, Policies
There are several laws and rules that govern the child support program and the work that we do. Below is information about the main ones. It is not a complete list.
Chapter III outlines the regulations relating to the child support enforcement program. This includes state plan requirements, standards for program operations, and reporting and funding for the child support program.
Title 33: Human Services, Chapter 1: Department For Children And Families
Title 15: Domestic Relations - Chapter 5: Desertion And Support
Title 15: Domestic Relations - Chapter 11: Annulment And Divorce
Title 15: Domestic Relations - Chapter 21: Abuse Prevention
Title 15B: Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (1996)
Title 33: Human Services -Chapter 39: Enforcement Of Support
Title 33: Human Services -Chapter 41: Office Of Child Support
Vermont Statutes Unannotated and Vermont Court Rules
The Vermont Rules of Family Procedure relate to court processes that impact the work child support does. The Vermont Rules of Civil Procedure also govern the actions of child support staff.