Beverly Hills Marital Dissolution Attorneys

If you are considering filing for marital dissolution or have been served with papers from your spouse, time is of the essence to retain legal representation. Keep in mind that, when possible, it is usually to your benefit to be the first to file and serve notice. It is critical that your case begin as solidly as possible so that you can capitalize on a strong case. At The Law Offices of Michael L. Maguire & Associates, our skilled Beverly Hills family law attorneys strive to represent you so that you can take decisive actions to make sure your case is headed in the right direction.

Grounds for Summary Dissolution

In some instances, a married couple or same-sex couple can undergo summary dissolution, which is essentially a less complicated divorce. Although summary dissolution is available to couples in California, there are specific requirements that the couple must fulfill prior to filing. We can help you through your summary dissolution in Beverly Hills or any other surrounding area in Los Angeles and determine if you qualify for a summary dissolution based on the following requirements:

  • Fulfill the residency requirement of at least 6 consecutive months in California and at least 3 months in the county in which you plan to file the petition
  • Both spouses want to end the marriage or partnership due to irreconcilable differences
  • No minor children are involved in the marriage, or the couple does not expect any children together
  • The marriage or partnership lasted for 5 years
  • Neither spouse owns real property
  • Neither spouse incurred more than $6,000 in debt since the start of the marriage or partnership
  • Neither spouse has more than $38,000 in separate property
  • Both spouses complete, sign, and enforce a property settlement agreement
  • Both spouses agree to give up any rights to spousal support
  • Both spouses waive the rights to appeal once the court enters into the dissolution

After your petition for dissolution has been filed, it could take up to six months for dissolution to be finalized. To eliminate the potential risk of delay due to improper filing, it is wise to enlist the help of a Beverly Hills marital dissolution lawyer from our firm.

Contact The Law Offices of Michael L. Maguire & Associates

Part of what makes our law firm unique is that we genuinely wish to get to know you and understand your case. We utilize our time, energy, and professional network so that we can build a compelling argument on your behalf. We can provide you with sound legal guidance as to the type of divorce or dissolution that makes the most sense for your current situation as well as any other legal actions that may be necessary.

Contact The Law Offices of Michael L. Maguire & Associates today to schedule your initial case evaluation.