If you are looking for a simplified divorce process, you may be interested in learning more about summary dissolution. Summary dissolution involves less paperwork and you do not have to appear in court. However, you must meet certain conditions before you qualify for a summary dissolution.
First, you and your spouse must have agreed in writing to a division of your assets and debts. In addition, you must have been married for five years or less, and have no children from the relationship. Neither party may own a home or real estate, the value of the community property must be less than $25,000, and combined debts must not exceed $6,000. Both partners must also waive spousal support.
If you meet the requirements, a summary dissolution may be appropriate for your situation. Both spouses must agree to all of the terms of a summary dissolution. In addition, either spouse may cancel the summary dissolution for any reason before the dissolution is final.
For more information on summary dissolution, please contact our Bay Area divorce attorneys at Lonich Patton Erlich Policastri. Please remember that each individual situation is unique and results discussed in this post are not a guarantee of future results. While this post may include legal issues, it is not legal advice. Use of this site does not create an attorney-client relationship.