What Are the Requirements for a Summary Dissolution?

Divorce is an emotionally overwhelming process, which is no surprise that most couples would like the divorce process to end as soon as possible. Fortunately, there are options available for couples who want a quick divorce. For divorcing couples who meet certain eligibility requirements, a streamline divorce process called summary dissolution may be an option. The Southern California divorce attorneys at the Law Offices of H. William Edgar can guide you through the summary divorce process so that you can move on with your life.

Summary Dissolution Requirements for Married Couples

There are specific requirements a married couple must qualify for a summary dissolution. If you don’t have these requirements, you may not be able to go through the quick divorce process of a summary dissolution.

To qualify for a summary dissolution of your marriage, you must meet all of the following requirements:

  • Have been married for less than 5 years (from the date you got married to the date your separated)
  • Have no children together born or adopted before or during the marriage, nor are you or your spouse expecting a child
  • Do not own any part of land or buildings
  • Do not rent any land or buildings, except for where you live now, as long as you don’t have a 1-year lease or option to buy
  • You don’t have more than $6,000 for debts acquired since the date you got married, excluding car loans
  • Have less than $41,000 worth of property acquired during the marriage
  • Don’t have separate property worth more than $41,000
  • Agree that neither spouse will ever get spousal support
  • Have signed an agreement that divides your property or debt, including your cars

Summary Dissolution Requirements for Domestic Partners

Domestic partnership is similar to marriage, and it also provides some of the same benefits. If you want to dissolve your domestic partnership, you also need to qualify for a summary dissolution. The summary dissolution requirements for domestic partners is relatively similar to a married couple, but there are certain specifications that are adjusted.

To qualify for a summary dissolution of your domestic partnership, you must meet all of the following requirements:

  • Both partners want to terminate the domestic partnership
  • Have not been registered as a domestic partnership for more than 5 years on the date of your Notice of Termination of Domestic Partnership.
  • Have no children together born or adopted during the domestic partnership, nor are you or your partner expecting a child
  • Do not own any part of land or buildings
  • Do not rent any land or buildings, except for where you now live, as long as you do not have a 1-year lease or option to buy
  • Do not owe more than $6,000 for debts acquired since the date of your domestic partnership, excluding car loans
  • Have less than $41,000 worth of property acquired during the domestic partnership, excluding cars
  • Don’t have separate property worth more than $41,000
  • Agree that neither party wants partner support from one another
  • Have sighed an agreement that either divides property, including your cars and debts or says there is no community property or debts to divide

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