Welcome to Vermont Alimony Reform


September, 2017

The men and women of Vermont Alimony Reform brought the issue of antiquated spousal support and maintenance laws to the attention of the Legislature when we testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee in 2016. According to the most recent statistics, about 3.5 of every 1,000 Vermonters are divorced every year. Each year, that means almost 4,300 residents, families, and their small businesses – considered assets by current law – are paying the price for laws in dire need of reform. That means you or someone you know is likely to be affected under the current system.

During the 2016-17 Legislative session Vermont Alimony Reform worked with both the Senate and House Judiciary Committees and were successful in passing Act 60 which was signed into law on June 5, 2017 by Governor Scott. This Act creates the Spousal Support Maintenance Task Force which will review and make legislative recommendations to the Legislature in December 2017.

A copy of the act can be found here: Act060 As Enacted

The Task Force will begin its work on September 20, 2017 in Montpelier. Vermont Alimony Reform has representation on the Task Force and is looking forward to working together with the other members to update Vermont's alimony laws by improving clarity, fairness, predictability and consistency throughout the State.

Please consider joining Vermont Alimony Reform and we will continue to bring you additional updates as the Task Force works on this important issue throughout the fall. Please know that your information will always be kept confidential and will only be shared with your permission.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to us.


Rick Fleming, President
Vermont Alimony Reform
PO Box 1971
Brattleboro, VT 05302
Phone: 802-490-8534

Website: www.vtalimonyreform.com

Vermont Alimony Reform meeting - November, 2015

Members of Vermont Alimony Reform met in November 2016 to discuss upcoming Legislative Goals.

Please Watch Below

1) Alimony: Knows No Boundaries

Lifetime alimony extends until death of either party, regardless of a payor's health or ability to pay. Click on the link below to watch the horrifying video of Michael Morgan, a 72 year old Alzheimer's patient who clearly cannot work or function independently, yet has to pay permanent alimony or be incarcerated. Lifetime alimony can literally follow one to the grave.

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2) Alimony: A Lifetime Lottery

This You Tube Video shows how alimony laws are enabling financial abuse of the payor and stifling personal growth of the recipient of alimony. With over half of marriages today ending in divorce, this could happen to you or someone you care about.


Please contact us if you want to help change the laws in Vermont. If you are paying permanent alimony you need to join our organization. When you help us you help yourself.



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