Divorce: Summary Dissolution California

This article will address the requirements for a couple to be eligible for a summary dissolution in California.

Press Release (ePRNews.com) - El Dorado Hills, CA - Jul 11, 2017 - A summary dissolution is a quick and simple way of dissolving your marriage in California further, it is less complicated. However, “it is not for you to decide that you want a summary dissolution, it is limited to couples who have no children, with the relatively few assets and debt and a marriage or domestic partnership that lasted for five years or less”. This article will address the requirements for a couple to be eligible for a summary dissolution in California.

Summary dissolution is available to married couples and domestic partners, despite their gender, who later married. A summary dissolution can “involve domestic partnerships and marriages”. In order to be eligible for summary dissolution a couple must meet all of the following requirements at the time that they file their petition for divorce:

1. One of the spouses must have lived in California for the last six months and in the county where the petition is filed for at least three months. There is an exception to this requirement for same-sex marriage couples who no longer live in California but were married in California. If the couple currently live in a state that will not dissolve their marriage the couple can file their divorce in the California County where they were married.

2. Both parties must want the marriage or domestic partnership to end due to irrevocable differences

3. The marriage or domestic partnership must have no minor children and the couple must not be expecting any children together (i.e. not pregnant).

4. The marriage or domestic partnership must have lasted five years or less. That is five years or less from the date of marriage or registration of domestic partners to the date of separation.

5. None of the spouses own any real property that is land or buildings. However, one can have a lease but that must not have an option to purchase and must end within a year from the date that you file the summary dissolution petition.

6. None of the spouses or partners has incurred debt of more than $6000 since the start of the marriage or domestic partnership. However, car payments are excluded from this figure.

7. You have $38000 or less in community property. Community property basically refers to all assets and debts acquired during the marriage. Cars are to be included as well as any  deferred compensation or retirement benefits earned during the marriage or domestic partnership

8. Both must complete and sign a property settlement agreement which divides their community property and associated paperwork to make the agreement binding, i.e. title certificate, bills of sale or other transfers.

9. You must agree to waive the right to spousal support

10. You both agree to waive your right to appeal once the court enters your summary dissolution

11. You both agree that you read and understood a booklet called Summary Dissolution Information

For more information in respect of available options other than summary dissolution and child custody and visitation, spousal support contact El Dorado Hills spousal support attorneys.

About the company:

Jeffs Family Law is a law firm of renowned professionals; for a divorce attorney in Sacramento and for attorneys dealing with child custody in El Dorado County contact Natalia V. Jeffs, Attorney at Law.

Source : Natalia V. Jeffs, Attorney at Law
CATEGORIES : Legal Services
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