Summary Dissolution

The Path to a Better Divorce

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Summary Dissolution Mediation in Orange County

Helping Clients Through California’s Summary Dissolution Requirements

When you get married, you expect that your marriage will last and hope that you will never have to discuss divorce or dissolution. Unfortunately, there are many different reasons why you may quickly realize that a marriage is not going to work and want to end it.

If this is the case for you, you may want to consider a summary dissolution. This process works very well in short-term marriages where there are limited debts and assets to handle and limited matters to discuss. At Alternative Divorce Solutions, our Orange County divorce mediation attorney is highly skilled at handling summary dissolutions.

To schedule a free consultation, contact us online or via phone at 949-368-2121.

What are the Requirements to Qualify for a Summary Dissolution in California?

Divorce can be extremely time consuming and stressful, which is why the state of California allows a simpler form of divorce called a summary dissolution. This solution is often less stressful, easier on all parties involved, takes less time, and costs less than a traditional divorce. However, you will need to meet a number of requirements to qualify for a summary dissolution.

The requirements for a summary dissolution include:

  • No minor children are involved in the divorce
  • You or your spouse have been in California for at least six months
  • The marriage only lasted five or less years
  • Neither you or your spouse owns real estate
  • Both you and your spouse want the marriage to end
  • You and your spouse both give up rights to alimony
  • You and your spouse have $38,000 or less in community property

Contact Our Orange County Divorce Summary Dissolution Lawyer

Are you interested in pursuing a summary dissolution to divorce your spouse? To find out if this solution is right for you, contact us today at to speak with a knowledgeable Orange County divorce summary dissolution lawyer from our team.

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To schedule a free consultation, contact us online or via phone at 949-368-2121.

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Experienced in Guiding You To a Resolution

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Lani Baron


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Jeanann Khalife

& Managing Partner

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“Thank you for all your knowledge, conscientiousness, and kindness.”

– Beverly

“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.”

– Donald B.

“I was so stressed out before I went to ADS. Once I got there Lani sat with me and my husband and explained the whole mediation process. After I left I knew exactly what to expect and ADS lived up to my expectations.”

– Giz S.

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Top 10 Reasons
To Choose Mediation
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  • You get to be in control of your divorce.
  • Tailored solutions based on your needs.
  • Focus on your emotional well-being.
  • Eliminates combative power struggles.
  • Less stressful for every family member.
  • Neutral help from a qualified mediator.
  • Completely private and confidential.
  • Can protect the interests of young children.
  • Saves time by preventing long litigation.
  • Less money spent on attorney and court filing fees.