A summary dissolution is a quicker dissolution process for specific types of marriages.  NOT every marriage will qualify for this process.  You and your spouse must agree beforehand to all of the terms before this dissolution may be entered.  Some of the main requirements for this type of divorce are:

  • Have been married for less than 5 years 
  • Have no children together 
  • Do not own any part of land or buildings;
  • Do not rent any land or buildings 
  • Do not owe more than $6,000 for debts acquired since the date you got married
  • Do not have separate property worth more than $41,000;
  • Agree that neither spouse will ever get spousal support; AND
  • Have signed an agreement that divides your property

Summary dissolution in San Jose can be a complicated matter.  If you have summary dissolution in Santa Clara law questions please contact Law Office James Chau.