Uncontested Divorce Attorneys In San Diego, California

The term "uncontested divorce" has a specific meaning in San Diego, California. Unlike where you and your spouse work together toward a resolution of your family law matters, "uncontested divorce" usually means that one party does not engage in the process. By not participating in the court process, the non-responding party is considered a "default party," meaning that the non-responding party forfeits. Most people, however, want to take part in decisions that will be made in the court process about their future.

If your spouse left you or refuses to respond to your divorce filing, we at Divorce Attorneys - San Diego.com can still help you get through the process quickly and efficiently. In fact, certain matters can still be reduced to a legally enforceable agreement even where one of the parties has defaulted.

What To Do When Your Spouse Leaves

If your spouse picks up and leaves, you can be left with quite a mess on your hands. Chances are that he or she will not respond to divorce filings or make any necessary court appearances. What does that mean for you?

Just because your spouse does not want to do the work involved with getting a divorce, it does not mean that you have to remain legally married. However, there are difficulties with starting the divorce process if you are unable to serve your spouse with divorce papers. Our lawyers can help you with all of the legal filings and court appearances that are necessary to help you get your divorce and move on with your life.

An Uncontested Divorce Could Also Work For Couples With Minimal Assets

For certain couples, where both spouses still live in San Diego, California, the couple possesses minimal assets that need to be divided and there are no children, an uncontested divorce may be the best option. There will be no need to argue over a parenting plan, spousal support or any other major sticking points in many divorce agreements.

Referred to as "summary dissolution," this process is limited only to couples that qualify under strict rules. For married couples, the couple must have been married for less than five 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 one-year lease or option to buy); do not owe more than $6,000 for debts (exclusive of most car loans) acquired since the date you got married (called "community obligations"); have less than $40,000 worth of property acquired during the marriage (called "community property"); do not have separate property worth more than $40,000 (exclusive of most cars); agree that neither spouse will ever get spousal support; and have signed an agreement that divides your property (including your cars) and debts.Summary dissolution can also be utilized to end qualified domestic partnerships.

Contact our law firm, Divorce Attorneys - San Diego.com, to learn more about both uncontested divorces and Summary Dissolution as well as how we can help you through one. Do not forget to ask about our 10 percent discount program.