Summary Dissolution Law and Legal Definition

Summary dissolution is the simplest form of divorce. It is available in some jurisdictions in the U.S. Summary divorce is granted when spouses meet certain eligibility requirements, or can agree on key issues beforehand.

In general, couples that meet the following criteria, may be able to use a summary dissolution :

1.Short marriage (less than 5 years);

2. Do not have children together; or

3.Minimal or no real property.

However, not every couple can use a summary dissolution to get a divorce.