Have you and your spouse agreed to a divorce? Or have you not been married for a long period of time and want to get it done as soon as possible? As long as you and your spouse meet the appropriate criteria, a summary dissolution of marriage might be the appropriate route to take. In order to qualify for a summary dissolution of marriage:
You and your spouse must not have had any minor children
You and your spouse must have been married for less than five years;
Neither of you may have any interest in any real property;
You and your spouse may not have more than $5,000 in community debt (excluding automobiles);
The total fair market value of any community property must be less than $33,000;
Neither of you may have separate property assets totaling more than $33,000;
You and your spouse must agree on how to divide any community assets and debts;
One of you must have lived in California for at least six months and in the
county of filing for at least 3 months prior to the date of filing.
If you and your spouse meet these requirements, then you should certainly consider a summary dissolution of marriage. It can save you a lot of money and is not very complicated at all. All that is required is that you and your spouse file the appropriate paperwork and pay the filing to the court. Then, a six month waiting period is required. The Court imposes this waiting period in part to make sure that you and your spouse are certain that you want to go forward with a divorce. After this six month waiting period is over, you or your spouse will just need to file for and obtain a judgment of dissolution to make the divorce final.
Wallin & Klarich can help you with the process of obtaining a summary dissolution of marriage for a fairly small fee. We will first help you evaluate your situation to ensure that you qualify for a summary dissolution of marriage. Once you obtain the appropriate forms, we will help you fill them out and make sure the process goes smoothly. Call Wallin & Klarich now to help you on your way to obtaining a summary dissolution of marriage and ensure that it is done correctly!