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What is a California Summary Divorce?

A California Summary Divorce is a special process which is available for married couples or domestic partners who meet specific requirements. This is a more streamlined Divorce method which allows for a faster process and less paperwork. In a Summary Divorce, neither party is required to appear in court. At least one of the parties must have lived in California for a minimum of 6 months prior to filing and meet ALL​ of the below requirements.

  • Have been married for less than 5 years (from the date you got married to the date you separated);

  • Have no children together (born or adopted) before or during the marriage (and you are not expecting a new child now);

  • Do not own any part of land or buildings;Do not rent any land or buildings (except for where you now live, as long as you do not have a 1-year lease or option to buy);

  • Do not owe more than $6,000 for debts acquired since the date you got married. Do not count car loans;

  • Have less than $41,000 worth of property acquired during the marriage. Do not count your cars;

  • Do not have separate property worth more than $41,000. Do not count your cars;​

  • Agree that neither spouse will ever get spousal support; AND Have signed an agreement that divides your property (including your cars) and debts if necessary.

If you do not meet one of the above requirements, you will need to do a California Regular Divorce, which can be found here.

What We Do for You

  • We prepare all of the documents required in a Summary Divorce for you, including the Joint Petition, a Marital Settlement Agreement if necessary and your Final Judgment of Divorce;

  • We file all necessary documents with the court for you, so you don't have to!;

  • We provide your documents to you for review within 24 hours. You and your spouse can also e-sign your documents right from your computer or smartphone;

  • We check on the status of your case and update you until the court enters your Divorce judgment;

  • We provide phone, chat and email support so you always have a way of contacting us;


24/7 Email Support:
Phone Support: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. PST
Ph. (310) 281-6971; Fax (310) 281-6972


Receive your first set of prepared documents in just 24 hours and sign them right on your computer or smartphone. *Applies to most services.

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