Kolvoord Overton Wilson, P.C.

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The Law Offices of

Kolvoord Overton Wilson, P.C. is a general practice law firm located in Essex Junction, Vermont. The firm has provided an unparalleled level of legal representation to Northern Vermont  for over 45 years.


Real Estate

KOW represents purchasers, sellers, owners, developers, tenants, and lenders in development, construction, financing, leasing, sale and purchase of commercial and residential real property. Our real estate practice ranges from simple sales to complex development or tax deferred exchanges.



KOW provides comprehensive litigation services in matters including contract disputes, tort claims, foreclosures, creditors rights, construction defects, personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice and products liability.


Family Law

KOW provides comprehensive services in all aspects of family law, such as adoption, dissolution of marriage, child custody, child support and domestic partnerships.


Landlord / tenant

KOW represents landlords in all aspects of the residential eviction process including preparation and service of lease termination notices, filing eviction suits in the Superior Court, representation of landlords at rent escrow hearings, trials, and recovery of damage and back rent claims.

December 1, 2016


The Vermont Statutes Online


Title 14A: Trusts

Chapter 6: Revocable Trusts


§ 602. Revocation or amendment of revocable trust


(a) Unless the terms of a trust expressly provide that the trust is irrevocable, the settlor may revoke or amend the trust. This subsection does not apply to a trust created under an instrument executed before the effective date of this title.


(b) If a revocable trust is created or funded by more than one settlor:



Recent News



A recent amendment to Vermont’s Landlord/Tenant law permits landlords to evict unauthorized subtenants in an expedited fashion.  Tenants will often sublet portions of a dwelling to subtenants in order to collect rent.  This is frequently done without the Landlord’s knowledge and consent and can result in a complicated eviction case against unknown subtenants.


Under the amended statute the Landlord can file a motion with the original eviction papers and upon hearing in 10 days notice obtain an immediate writ of possession against the subtenants upon showing that the subtenant is occupying the dwelling unit without permission and that the rental agreement prohibits subleasing.  The eviction case would then proceed against the original tenants who have signed the lease with the landlord.


When drafting a negotiating residential lease agreements, it is important for Landlords to include a provision prohibiting the assignment and/or subleasing of the unit to others.


- Herbert J. Downing


Landlord Tenant Education Materials


HUD.gov  - Vermont

Tenant Rights, Laws and Protections



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