San Diego, CA asked in Family Law for California

Q: In California, can I do a summary dissolution without my husband's participation? We qualify for one.

He is angry and even though he wants to divorce, he won't sign anything. We've been married two weeks

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Lorna M. Jaynes
Lorna M. Jaynes
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  • Palo Alto, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Sorry, you can't do a summary dissolution without his participation but you can try for a default judgment.

Tobie Brina Waxman
Tobie Brina Waxman
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  • Culver City, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Summary Dissolution is done on a joint petition. So no, no you cannot apply for summary dissolution without your spouse's participation.

Mike Darlington
Mike Darlington
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  • Shingletown, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Nope, takes two to do it.

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