2018 Vermont Statutes
Title 14 - Decedents' Estates and Fiduciary Relations
Chapter 114 - Uniform Adult Guardianship And Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act
§ 3156 Taking testimony in another state

Universal Citation: 14 V.S.A. § 3156

§ 3156. Taking testimony in another state

(a) In a guardianship or protective proceeding, in addition to other procedures that may be available, testimony of a witness who is located in another state may be offered by deposition or other means allowable in this State for testimony taken in another state. The Probate Division of the Superior Court on its own motion may order that the testimony of a witness be taken in another state and may prescribe the manner in which and the terms upon which the testimony is to be taken.

(b) In a guardianship or protective proceeding, a Probate Division of the Superior Court in this State may permit a witness located in another state to be deposed or to testify by telephone or audiovisual or other electronic means. The Probate Division of this State shall cooperate with the court of the other state in designating an appropriate location for the deposition or testimony.

(c) Documentary evidence transmitted from another state to a Probate Division of the Superior Court of this State by technological means that do not produce an original writing may not be excluded from evidence on an objection based on the best evidence rule. (Added 2011, No. 56, § 25.)

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