How To Prepare Summary Divorce | Santa Clarita
The summary divorce process is a bit different than going through a regular divorce. There are a lot of similarities but overall it is an easier and quicker process. Of course, there are qualifying factors in order to file a summary divorce.
So what does it take to qualify for a summary divorce? Let’s cover a few of the qualifying factors. Make sure to watch the video for a complete run down of the summary divorce qualifications.
First, you have to have been married for less than 5 years. Remeber, that to determine the length of marriage, you would use the date of marriage through the date of separation. Then next factor is that you cannot have any children from the marriage. You also can not own any property.
Furthermore, you can only have a certain amount of debts to qualify for the summary divorce. The courts say you cannot have more than $6,000 in debt acquired since the date you got married. This does not include car loans. So everything but car loans would need to be factored into your overall debt.
You can also not have more than $36,000 in assets acquired during the duration of the marriage. This is referred to as community property. Again you would not include the value of your vehicles for this calculation.
To get help to determine if you qualify for the summary divorce you can use the fillable divorce worksheet to figure out how much you have in assets and debts.
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