Local

May 25, 2012

Legal Assistance Tip

Summary Dissolution - A simplified divorce process
by AFFTC Judge Advocate

Nobody gets married with the intention of later getting divorced. Unfortunately, divorce is one of the most common reasons why Airmen visit Legal Assistance.

If you or your spouse is a resident of California (have lived in California for the last six months, and for at least three months in the county where you plan to file), provided certain conditions are met, you may be able to file for an expedited divorce using a simplified process called a “Summary Dissolution.” To qualify for this process, the following conditions must be met:

  • Have been married for less than five years
  • Have no children
  • Do not own any real estate
  • Are not leasing any real estate, other than your current residence
  • Between you and your spouse, do not have more than $6,000 in debts that were incurred since getting married (not including vehicle loans)
  • Between you and your spouse, have not acquired more than $38,000 in personal property and belongings (not including vehicles) since getting married
  • Neither you, nor your spouse, have separate personal property (property that was acquired before the marriage, or as a gift or inheritance while married) worth more than $38,000 (not including vehicles)
  • Both you and your spouse agree that neither person will receive spousal support when the marriage ends
  • Both you and your spouse have signed or are willing to sign an agreement, which divides all property and debts

The main advantages to a summary dissolution are a shorter application package and a much shorter period for approval – the summary dissolution application can be considered immediately, without a hearing, compared to the standard divorce process, which cannot be considered for final approval until as least six months after the time of filing. Additional information about California divorces and the necessary forms (available as fillable PDFs) may be found at the California Courts Self-Help Website at: http://www.courts.ca.gov/selfhelp-divorce.htm.

For more information, call the Base Legal Office at (661) 277-4310.

Legal Assistance attorneys are available 10-11 a.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 3-4 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday. Paralegals can provide power of attorney and notary services 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Friday.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

News Briefs August 15, 2014

Fitness Center open Effective Aug. 16, the Rosburg Fitness Center will be open 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturdays. For more information, call 661-275-GYM1. CHP, LAPD entrance exam There will be law enforcement opportunity briefs by the California Highway Patrol and entrance exam testing with the Los Angeles Police Department Sept. 9 at the Airman & Family...
 
 
tobacco

Tobacco cessation in-person group classes

Quitting tobacco use can be an uphill battle, but fortunately there are resources to help you overcome this battle. The Health and Wellness Center at Edwards AFB offers confidential small group cessation classes based on the Am...
 
 
school

Edwards Air Force Base schools

Edwards Air Force Base school students return to the classroom Aug. 18. Base officials want to remind Team Edwards to obey posted speed limits and watch out for children walking to and from school.
 

 

Victim Advocate of the month

Name: Staff Sgt. Eli Rodriguez Duty title: Project “Speckled Trout” crew chief Organization: 412th Flight Test Squadron Years in the Air Force: Seven Hometown: Phoenix, Ariz. Why did you become a volunteer victim advocate? I volunteered to be a victim advocate to become part of something that helps the entire community and helps foster a...
 
 
Air Force photo by Rebecca Amber

Education Center hosts 2014 annual education fair

Air Force photo by Rebecca Amber Renetta Watts, University of Maryland Advanced Military Education coordinator, shares school brochures at the annual Education Fair Aug. 13. Watts represented one of 59 schools at the fair that ...
 
 
Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber

New AF Inspection System changes inspection culture

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Kimberly Strong, 412th Test Wing Inspector General Wing Inspection Team lead, works in the new Management Inspection Communication Tool. Strong is instrumental in organizing Wing Inspection...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>