If you’re going through a divorce, it’s critical that you have a safe and secure way to communicate with your lawyer. It can be even more important in the early stages of a divorce if your spouse doesn’t know about your intentions.

The first thing you should do is get a spouse-safe email account. If you have an email account already, then you should change the password. If you don’t have an email account, you can get one for free from GMail or Yahoo! Mail. In either case, don’t forget to use a password that your spouse won’t be able to guess.

Next,you should also locate a place that you can receive mail safely. You may want to rent a PO box from the USPS or from a private company like Mail Boxes Etc. or a UPS Store. Renting a mailbox is an inexpensive way to keep your mail communications with your attorney confidential.