Summary Dissolution The Path to a Better Divorce

California Summary Dissolution Mediation Attorneys

Helping Short-Term Marriages Come to an Amicable Conclusion

Marriages begin with the hope that they will last – divorce is often the last thing on a couple’s mind. Unfortunately, for a wide variety of reasons, it may become quickly apparent that the marriage is not going to last. In these cases, summary dissolution may be an efficient answer. This process is a good solution for short-term marriages with limited assets or debts and few issues to discuss.

At Alternative Divorce Solutions, our skilled team can help couples determine if they qualify for summary dissolutions and whether it might be the right choice for their needs.

Advantages of Choosing Summary Dissolution

Divorce and summary dissolution are similar in that they can legally end the marriage. The reason why summary dissolution in California exists is to create a simpler, more streamlined form of divorce. Generally, it is stressful, as there is less paperwork for court filings and written agreements, less time spent in court, and less costly than traditional divorce.

To file for summary dissolution, couples must meet all the following requirements:

  • There are no minor children involved in the separation
  • Either spouse has been in the state of California for at least six months
  • The marriage lasted for no more than five years
  • Neither spouse owns real estate
  • Both parties want the marriage to end
  • Both spouses are willing to give up their right to alimony
  • Both spouses have no more than $38,000 in community property

Let Alternative Divorce Solutions Help

If you believe you may qualify for summary dissolution, our team at Alternative Divorce Solutions can help to examine your situation and outline your options.

Call us at (949) 558-2624 today to schedule your free consultation and find out what a difference our experience makes.

Clients Share Their Stories

Stories Like These Inspire Us Every Day
  • “Thank you for all your knowledge, conscientiousness, and kindness.”

    - Beverly
  • “First and foremost, I found that I had a lot to learn about the divorce mediation process. I did not exactly know what the role of the mediator was or if we would still have to go to Court.”

    - Donald B.
  • “I was so stressed out before I went to ADS. Once I got there Lani sat with me and my husband and explained the whole mediation process. After I left I knew exactly what to expect and ADS lived up to my expectations.”

    - Giz S.

Top 10 Reasons

To Choose Mediation
  • You get to be in control of your divorce.

  • Tailored solutions based on your needs.

  • Focus on your emotional well-being.

  • Eliminates combative power struggles.

  • Less stressful for every family member.

  • Neutral help from a qualified mediator.

  • Completely private and confidential.

  • Can protect the interests of young children.

  • Saves time by preventing long litigation.

  • Less money spent on attorney and court filing fees.

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