How to Prepare for Divorce Before Someone Files?


Divorce can affect several aspects of your life, both personally and professionally. You do not want to be caught off-guard and unprepared if you are suddenly served, and it’s best to plan ahead if you are the first to file.

For the property, you currently own, be sure to keep everything as separate as possible without making any drastic changes. Organize your finances, maintain your separate bank accounts, and avoid commingling community and separate funds as much as you can.

It is also important that you know what not to do before a divorce. For example, it’s usually not a great idea to start a new business right before a divorce, because part of that new business would likely be characterized as community property. Waiting to begin a new business or acquire real property after the divorce is final makes it much easier to establish the separate characterization.

Make sure that you are well-informed about the process before it begins. Call to schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys to discuss pre-litigation strategies tailored to your specific needs.

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This page has been written, edited, and reviewed by a team of legal writers following our comprehensive editorial guidelines. This page was approved by Co-founding Partner, Chris Kirker who has more than 20 years of legal experience as a personal injury attorney.

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