When you sense the end of a marital relationship, divorce can be something you consider. However, your partner may be doing more than just considering divorce – (s)he may be starting to make plans now to file for divorce. And, the sooner you are alert to this, the sooner you can start to put your own plans in place to protect your interests moving forward.

Signs a Spouse Is Planning a Divorce

1 – Your spouse is no longer receiving significant mail at home.

Here are some common warning signs a spouse may be planning to file for divorce, an experienced Denver divorce & family lawyer explains. Contact us for superior divorce representation.

Here are some common warning signs a spouse may be planning to file for divorce, an experienced Denver divorce & family lawyer explains. Contact us for superior divorce representation.

Have you found out that your spouse has set up a P.O. box without your knowledge? Or have you noticed that things like bills and bank statements for your spouse have just stopped coming to your home?

If so, this can be a sign of divorce planning, as your spouse may be trying to cut you out of his or her financial transactions and/or possibly be trying to prevent you from seeing communications from divorce attorneys, etc.

2 – Your spouse has set up a separate, secret bank account.

Has your spouse set up a new a bank account without your knowledge and/or without speaking to you about it first?

If so, this could also be a red flag of divorce planning, as it can indicate that a spouse is trying to set up separate financial support for him- or herself and prevent you from accessing these funds.

3 – Your spouse starts hiding important financial documents.

Have things like mortgage statements, bank statements, or even titles/deeds to property suddenly gone missing in your home?

If so, this may be another sign of divorce planning, as it can reveal that your partner is trying to ascertain a picture of your marital financial situation (while also potentially trying to preclude you from grasping it).

4 – Your spouse has suddenly experienced a dramatic drop in income or shift in the way (s)he gets paid.

Is your spouse no longer receiving bonus checks, has his or her income changed to being commission-based or have you been told that (s)he has been demoted?

If so, this can be another indication of divorce planning, as a spouse may be trying to make it appear like his or her income has significantly been reduced in order to reduce his or her spousal or child support obligations in a future divorce case.

5 – Your spouse is making a lot more “loans” or “gifts” to people.

When a spouse suddenly starts making loans or gifts to loved ones, this can be another red flag of divorce planning. The reason for this is that it may be a method of trying to tuck away financial assets for him- or herself, as the “repayment” or “reciprocation” of these loans/gifts may be intended to come after the divorce (preventing you from getting your share).

Denver Divorce & Family Lawyer at the Law Office of Bruce H. Rabun, LLC

Are you ready to start planning for divorce? If so, you can rely on Denver Divorce & Family Lawyer Bruce H. Rabun for experienced help, aggressive representation and the highest quality legal services.

To discuss you case and find out more about your best options for moving forward, call (303) 221-7899 or email our firm using the contact form on this page. From our office in Centennial, we represent people throughout the Denver metro areas, Arapahoe County, Douglas County and Jefferson County.

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