Is Vermont a common law state?
Common law marriages in Vermont are not recognized, as is the case in all but ten states and Washington D.C. If you enter into this relationship in another state, you will need to consider getting formally married if you move. There are several reasons why common law marriage in Vermont is not legally recognized.
Is Vermont a no fault divorce state?
Grounds for divorce: Vermont allows a no-fault divorce. That requires that you and your spouse live separate and apart for at least six consecutive months and that you are not likely to get back together. There are other grounds for divorce, but this is the most common.
Which states have community property laws?
The states having community property are Louisiana, Arizona, California, Texas, Washington, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, and Wisconsin. Community property states follow the rule that all assets acquired during the marriage are considered "community property."