Vermont Self Help and Legal Research
This page provides information about Self Help and Legal Research resources in Vermont.
Links are grouped by those that cover courts statewide, for multiple counties, and then by individual county.
Vermont - Statewide Courts Self Help
Civil Division Small Claims Information
View information about small claims cases in Vermont Superior Court Civil Division, including monetary limits, filing, court procedure, collections, and forms.
Family Division Information and Resources
View information about Vermont Superior Court Family Division, including answers to frequently asked questions, child support, civil union, marriage, separation and divorce, guardians, juvenile matters, mediation, military issues, parenting, and relief from abuse. Links to downloadable pamphlets and forms are included.
Environmental Division Information and Resources
View answers to frequently asked questions about Vermont Superior Court Environmental Division, including mediation, self-representation, filing, forms, and court rules.
Family Division Mediation
View information about mediation in Vermont Superior Court Family Division, which can help parties resolve disputes without going to court. A roster of mediators by county is included.
Legal Information and Legal Resources
Vermont Law Help offers legal information and resources by topic, including benefits, consumer law, disability, employment, family Law, guardianship and conservatorship, health, housing, Social Security, small claims, taxes, and juvenile and senior law.
Child Support Services
The Vermont Office of Child Support offers information and services related to child support, including how to make or change a child support order, how to enforce a child support order, and paternity establishment.
The Vermont Adoption Registry
The Vermont Department for Children and Families offers information about the Vermont Adoption Registry, which provides assistance in obtaining adoption records and birth certificates.
Child Protection Information
The Vermont Department for Children and Families offers resources related to child abuse and neglect.
Family Division Self-Representation Education
View information about the Pro Se Litigant Education Program, which parties representing themselves in Family Division must attend before appearing in court.
Domestic Violence Information
The Vermont Department for Children and Families offers resources for victims of domestic violence.
Environmental Division Mediation
View information about mediation in Vermont Superior Court Environmental Division, which can help parties resolve environmental and land use disputes without going to court. A roster of mediators is included.
Vermont Statutes and Court Rules
Search Vermont Statutes and Court Rules by keyword, or browse by table of contents.
Vermont Judicial Bureau Information
View answers to frequently asked questions about traffic, civil, and municipal violations processes in the Vermont Judicial Bureau, including hearings, lawyers, pleas, fine payments, and points.
Vermont Expungements, Sealings and Pardons
Information is provided about what type of criminal records can be sealed, expunged or pardoned in Vermont.
Foreclosure Prevention Resources
View resources for preventing foreclosure in Vermont, including local housing counseling agencies and a link to legal aid providers.