Divorce laws are a series of legal measures undertaken to dissolve a marriage. Though there are types of divorce laws, each type requires some criteria to be fulfilled before the divorce is granted by the court.
A summary divorce or a simple divorce is a fastrack procedure to obtain a divorce when the couple has no children, and very few assets.
Summary divorce usually is hassle free, requiring less time, few court attendances, less expenditure and less paper work.
To file for a summary divorce, the couple has to file a Joint Summary Dissolution petition, along with an agreement of property settlement. The couple also submits a Judgment of dissolution and Notice of Entry of Judgment. The divorce is awarded six months after submission of the joint petition. In the event of the spouses deciding on reconciliation, they can file for a Notice of Revocation of Petition for Summary Dissolution.
Although a lawyer is not generally required for a simple divorce it is advised to hire a lawyer to know your requirements and rights and to file the petition on your behalf.