How do I get a copy of my birth certificate in Vermont?
Once the report of birth is registered in the Statewide Registration System a copy of the birth certificate can be issued upon request. For babies born without a medical professional present, please contact the Vital Records Office for assistance at or toll-free in Vermont at
Should a man file for divorce first?
One of the main legal advantages that a person gains by filing the divorce petition before his or her spouse does is that the filer can request a Standing Order from the court when filing the petition. If the matter should go to a hearing, the person who files the petition usually presents his or her case first.
What happens if spouse doesn’t sign divorce papers?
If you properly served the divorce petition and your spouse filed an uncontested response, but won’t sign off on the final divorce papers, courts in some states may allow the case to proceed as though it’s uncontested. You may wait to be assigned a court appearance date.
How do I get a divorce if one person won’t sign?
You and your divorce attorney will simply have to file a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage with the courts. This can be done without a spouse’s signature. After filing, the paperwork will be served to your spouse by a process server. Your spouse will then have 20 days to file a response with the court.
Can you get a divorce if one party refuses to sign?
Even if your spouse refuses to sign any documents, the court can grant a divorce order. But you must prove your spouse was served according to the rules.