1) Partition of Community Property and Liabilities: including property, mortgages, brokerage accounts, vehicles, car liens, retirements, pensions, 401k, CD, savings & checking accounts, stock option accounts, business evaluations, contributions to education, school loans, qualified domestic relations orders (QDRO), thrift savings plan (TSP), antiques.
2) Check beneficiaries on life insurance, brokerage accounts, IRA, 401k, brokerage accounts, retirements, pensions, CD.
3) Prepare last will and testament, living will and power of attorney.
4) Contact Social Security, Retirement, or Survivor Benefits if benefits are to be received.
5) Change car titles.