Though this article is written for people generally and needs some fine-tuning for California, it is the best I have seen in years related to pre-divorce planning.
In addition to these steps, someone wanting to prepare for or initiate a divorce in California needs to consider several other issues, including establishing the date of separation, temporary arrangements post-separation (including co-habitation agreements or arrangements where the parties continue to live in the same home, only separately) and dealing with regular expenses.
In cases where nothing is urgent, I often give clients advice to put off filing for divorce to allow them to prepare other aspects of their lives, including preparation for separate living, arranging estate plans, or other similar issues.
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