California Summary Dissolution of Marriage
“Dissolution of Marriage ” is the legal term for divorce in California. You can obtain a divorce via regular dissolution (filing and serving Petition for Dissolution) or together, Summary Dissolution.
SAT Analogy: Dissolution to Summary Dissolution
If you need an SAT analogy, a Dissolution is to Summary Dissolution as a 1040 is to a 1040EZ.
And like a 1040EZ, you would need to qualify in order to use the simplified version for your taxes.
To qualify for a Summary Dissolution, you must meet all of these:
1. Married for less than 5 years;
2. No children;
3. Less than $43,000 in community assets (don’t county cars);
4. Less than $43,000 in separate assets (don’t count cars);
5. Less than $6,000 in community debt (don’t count cars);
6. No one is pregnant;
7. No one owns land or buildings.
8. Both of you waive alimony;
9. You guys fully agree on dividing all assets;
10. You’ve exchanged preliminary declarations of disclosures.
As you can see, these are strict requirements! If you need more information, please click on this link on Court Summary Dissolution