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Summary Dissolution Attorneys in Carlsbad

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 (442) 241-0233 today to schedule your free consultation and find out what a difference our experience makes.

  • Affordable

    During an emotional time in your life, you shouldn’t have to worry about your pocketbook. Our one-time flat fee includes all costs associated with the mediation process.

  • Responsible

    We focus on non-intrusive solutions and minimize court involvement. This keeps the entire divorce process more confidential and less stressful for everyone involved.

  • Sensible

    We help you resolve all of the issues a judge would decide, such as asset and debt division, property division, or child custody and support in a peaceful and respectful way.

Client Testimonials

  • I really appreciate Lani’s help and recommend her and her firm to anyone.

    “Lani's Knowledge of the Law was Instrumental in Prevailing in a Situation that Appeared to be a Lost Cause from the Onset. I must have seen four attorneys over the previous two weeks, some very ...”

    - Esther R.
  • It Is Possible to Remove Stress from a Divorce

    “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. However, ...”

    - Donald B.
  • I would highly recommend to anyone going through a divorce!

    “I don’t know if I would have made it through my divorce without Lani and the team at Alternative Divorce Solutions. I was so stressed out before I went to ADS. Once I got there Lani sat with me and my ...”

    - Giz S.
  • If you are looking for a mediator, do yourself a favor and go with Lani!

    “I seriously cannot say enough good things about Lani and her team at ADS. I was referred to them by a friend who used her services and it was the best decision my spouse and I could have made when ...”

    - Marley C.
  • My Husband and I Came Through this Process Whole and At Peace.

    “Our family is so fortunate to have the team at Alternative Divorce Solutions by our side navigating us through this process. Lani Baron is outstanding; every interaction I had with she and her staff ...”

    - Kelley B.