Many lawyers do not offer divorce planning because people do not see it as being a very honest way of approaching things. If you are divorce planning the concept is that you can anticipate an event that will occur well in advance of it happening, which may be illegal. In California, a husband and wife have fiduciary duties to each other, they are treated like business partners under the law. The Law took all relevant rules that applies to a business and profession code and applied to the family code. Therefore a husband and wife are not supposed to lie to each other, or steal from one another, they share everything and disclose everything to one another as partners. This implies even if you are doing a divorce planning and being somewhat secretive about it, you need to meet your fiduciary duties which cannot be violated while you are divorce planning. Usually divorce planning focuses on financial planning. It is a financial plan, a set of recommendations being made to the client to better manage certain portions of their finances without breach of duties so that by the time they go through a divorce they are not in as bad a financial shape as they would have been without the plan.