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§ 313. Costs and fees

(a) The petitioner may not be required to pay a filing fee or other costs.

(b) A responding tribunal may assess fees, costs, or expenses against the obligor, the obligee, or the support enforcement agency of the responding state where justice and equity so indicate. Attorney's fees may be taxed as costs, and may be ordered paid directly to the attorney, who may enforce the order in the attorney's own name. Payment of support owed to the obligee has priority over fees, costs and expenses.

(c) The tribunal shall order the payment of costs and reasonable attorney's fees against a party or the support enforcement agency if it determines that a hearing was requested by that party primarily for delay. In a proceeding under chapter 6 (Enforcement and Modification of Support Order After Registration) of this title, a hearing is presumed to have been requested primarily for delay if a registered support order is confirmed or enforced without change. (Added 1997, No. 11, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1998.)

State Codes and Statutes

Statutes > Vermont > Title-15b > Chapter-3 > 313

§ 313. Costs and fees

(a) The petitioner may not be required to pay a filing fee or other costs.

(b) A responding tribunal may assess fees, costs, or expenses against the obligor, the obligee, or the support enforcement agency of the responding state where justice and equity so indicate. Attorney's fees may be taxed as costs, and may be ordered paid directly to the attorney, who may enforce the order in the attorney's own name. Payment of support owed to the obligee has priority over fees, costs and expenses.

(c) The tribunal shall order the payment of costs and reasonable attorney's fees against a party or the support enforcement agency if it determines that a hearing was requested by that party primarily for delay. In a proceeding under chapter 6 (Enforcement and Modification of Support Order After Registration) of this title, a hearing is presumed to have been requested primarily for delay if a registered support order is confirmed or enforced without change. (Added 1997, No. 11, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1998.)


State Codes and Statutes

State Codes and Statutes

Statutes > Vermont > Title-15b > Chapter-3 > 313

§ 313. Costs and fees

(a) The petitioner may not be required to pay a filing fee or other costs.

(b) A responding tribunal may assess fees, costs, or expenses against the obligor, the obligee, or the support enforcement agency of the responding state where justice and equity so indicate. Attorney's fees may be taxed as costs, and may be ordered paid directly to the attorney, who may enforce the order in the attorney's own name. Payment of support owed to the obligee has priority over fees, costs and expenses.

(c) The tribunal shall order the payment of costs and reasonable attorney's fees against a party or the support enforcement agency if it determines that a hearing was requested by that party primarily for delay. In a proceeding under chapter 6 (Enforcement and Modification of Support Order After Registration) of this title, a hearing is presumed to have been requested primarily for delay if a registered support order is confirmed or enforced without change. (Added 1997, No. 11, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1998.)

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