In California, there is a legal action known as a summary dissolution.
This is a legal dissolution of a marriage that has only been legal for
five years or less.
Who Can File for Summary Dissolution?
A joint petition for summary of dissolution can be filed with either spouse
meets the standard residency requirement or the marriage is irretrievably
broken because of irreconcilable differences. A summary dissolution can
also be filed when the marriage does not involve any children and the
wife is not pregnant.
Also, if neither spouse owns real estate and there are not unpaid debts
by either spouse that are greater than $4,000, then this will help to
qualify a couple for summary dissolution. Summary dissolution is only
permitted if the total value of the community property is less than $25,000
and neither spouse has separate property except for possible cars and
loans that is greater than $25,000.
These dissolutions are also only permitted if the spouses have already
reached an agreement about the division and distribution of all shared
assets and liabilities without the need for court mediation. Both spouses
are required to waive their right ot maintenance and appeal in the case,
and both need to read a brochure from start to finish that explains the
summary dissolution process. After this, both spouses simply need to explain
their desire to end the marriage, and it can be concluded promptly.
Do I Need a Lawyer for a Summary Dissolution
Attorneys are not required for a summary dissolution, but you may want
to speak with a
family law professional before deciding on this process. Most summary dissolution
choices are irreversible, so you cannot negotiate for a different outcome
after the summary has concluded.
Do you want more information about summary dissolutions?
Contact a Los Angeles family attorney today.
Claery & Green,LLP can help you to work through your case!