Will the marriage of a woman affect a pending suit in any way?

Full Question:

There is a civil case pending in a Vermont court wherein I’m the plaintiff. Will my marriage with my bf affect the suit in any way?
03/02/2017   |   Category: Marriage   |   State: Vermont   |   #33181

Answer:

No, it will not affect your suit in anyways. In Vermont, if you marry your boyfriend during the pendency of an action in a court, it will not abate the action by reason of your marriage. It will proceed to final judgment, decree, or execution in the same manner as if you had remained unmarried. It is covered in 15 V.S.A. § 62 which reads:

“If an unmarried woman, who is party to an action, marries during the pendency thereof, such civil marriage may be suggested upon the record. Such action shall not abate by reason of the marriage, but shall proceed to final judgment, decree, or execution in the same manner as if she had remained unmarried.”