Summary Divorce

There's a good chance that even if you're filing for a divorce, you've never heard of a summary divorce. It's a very particular type of divorce available in certain jurisdictions that provides for a much simpler, less painful procedure. Naturally, because of the nature of a summary divorce, there are quite a few requirements you have to meet before you can file for it. However, if you do qualify, it can save you a lot of time and money over a more traditional divorce. If you are interested in knowing more about this type of divorce and how to file for it in California, contact the San Diego divorce attorneys of Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP by calling 760-722-7646.

The Basics of Summary Divorce

Summary divorce is a divorce option offered in some jurisdictions, including California, that provides a simple divorce route for couples with no children and few assets. Because these are usually the big arguing points in a divorce, summary divorces forgo a lot of the most difficult parts of a standard divorce. The usual qualifications for a summary divorce are:

  • The marriage must have lasted for less than five years.
  • The marriage did not produce any children.
  • There is little or no real property; that is, real estate.
  • Combined assets are less than a certain threshold, usually around $35,000.
  • Individual assets are less than a certain threshold, usually the same as the combined assets.

If you qualify for a summary divorce, you will face a lot less of a hassle than traditional divorce procedures afford. Usually, the proceedings will be much shorter and require only a few court appearances. If you meet the qualifications, you may want to seriously consider this form of divorce, since it is much less expensive and frustrating.

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If you think you might qualify for a summary divorce, contact the San Diego divorce lawyers of Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP by calling 760-722-7646 today for the detailed information you need.

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