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Not all divorces involve a lengthy, expensive, or contentious process that can require seemingly endless decisions and details about how life will be arranged in the post-divorce aftermath. In California, you can file for a summary dissolution which is a fast-track divorce process. In order to do so, however, you and your spouse must be in agreement on all the issues related to your divorce. Another scenario would be if a spouse refuses or fails to participate in the divorce process. A summary dissolution is a much more simplified process. You will, however, have to fulfill state residency and other requirements to be eligible.
At Deccan Law, we have guided innumerable people through the uncontested divorce process. Our firm can help you reach settlement agreements as well as ensure that your case meets all legal requirements. We provide a fast response to those seeking assistance immediately. We can handle all of the legal details to ensure that your petition and accompanying documentation throughout the process is completed thoroughly and accurately so as to not create delays.
Reach out to Deccan Law for legal guidance at (562) 454-0109.
California’s Requirements for a Straightforward Summary Dissolution
You must be in compliance with the following to qualify for an uncontested summary dissolution:
- Either you or your spouse must have been a resident in the state for the past six months and a resident in the county where you file for the last three months
- Your filing must be no-fault under the assertion of irreconcilable differences
- You have no minor children as a couple and the wife is not pregnant
- Less than five years have transpired between the time of your marriage and your separation
- You and your spouse have no real estate, except for a lease that is less than one year
- Other than vehicle loans, you and your spouse’s unpaid debts do not exceed $6,000
- The value of your marital assets does not exceed $45,000 nor does either spouse have separate assets exceeding $45,000
- You and your spouse have agreed to and signed a marital property and debt division settlement
- Neither you or your spouse is seeking alimony
- You and your spouse have read and understood the Summary Dissolution Information booklet
When seeking a summary dissolution, you should seek the help of Deccan Law to ensure that your marital asset and debt settlement agreement conforms to state requirements. You may also need our attorney’s help to reach a mutually-satisfactory arrangement on this matter when you have uncertainties or initial disagreements that can be negotiated.
Additional requirements include other documentation for the court, starting with a joint petition. This documentation includes information about your assets, income, and expenses. They generally include disclosure statements, property schedules, tax returns, and information about investments or business interests for either spouse once the marriage has ended. In a summary dissolution, you are not required to appear in court as there are no disagreements to be handled.
Uncontested Divorce Under Other Circumstances
An uncontested divorce can also occur where spouses have children or more property/assets than listed above. In this type of divorce, you and your spouse have come to a mutual agreement concerning child custody and visitation, child support, whether alimony will be sought and, if so, how much, and a settlement agreement dividing all of your marital property and debts. Your agreements concerning all of the issues in your divorce can then be submitted to the court for its approval. Documentation will be similar to that listed in a straightforward summary dissolution.
Our firm has successful experience helping couples negotiate settlement agreements concerning children, property, debt, and alimony. We strive to make your divorce as amicable and stress-free as possible using strong negotiation skills while providing legal guidance so that you can make informed decisions.
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