California's Summary Dissolution is a Less Painful Way to Divorce

California has a simplified process for getting divorced called summary dissolution. Those who qualify for this process have less paperwork to fill out and do not have to appear in court. If you and your spouse have agreed in writing to a division of your debts and assets, you may qualify for summary dissolution.

The other necessary criteria are: you must have been married for five years or less, have no children from the relationship, not own a home or other real estate, the value of all community property must amount to less than $25,000, your combined debt may not exceed $5,000, and both parties must waive spousal support.

To obtain a summary dissolution, both parties must agree to all of the terms of the agreement. A summary dissolution can be canceled by either party for any reason before it is finalized.

To find out more about summary dissolution, contact the Claery & Hammond, LLP today. A Los Angeles divorce lawyer is available now to help you through your divorce.