Implementing Your Escape Plan: Protecting Yourself and Your Assets

Posted by David Jacks | May 29, 2024

Once you have created a detailed escape plan from a narcissistic spouse, the next crucial step is to implement that plan effectively. This phase involves ensuring your safety, securing your assets, and preparing for the emotional and practical challenges ahead. Here are some key steps to follow:

Safe Storage for Valuable and Sentimental Items

1. Safe Deposit Box Store valuable items such as jewelry, important documents, and sentimental possessions in a safe deposit box at a bank. This ensures that these items are secure and out of your spouse's reach.

2. Digital Copies Create digital copies of important documents like birth certificates, marriage licenses, and financial records. Store these copies securely on a cloud service or a USB drive that is kept in a safe location.

3. Trusted Individuals If a safe deposit box is not an option, consider leaving valuable and sentimental items with a trusted friend or family member. Ensure that these individuals understand the importance of keeping these items safe and confidential.

Ensuring Personal Safety

1. Change Passwords Immediately change passwords for all personal accounts, including email, social media, banking, and any other online services. Use strong, unique passwords to enhance security.

2. Secure Communication Communicate your plans using secure methods. Avoid discussing your plans on shared devices or accounts that your spouse can access. Consider using encrypted messaging apps for sensitive communications.

3. Legal Protection Measures If you feel threatened, consider obtaining a restraining order or other legal protection. Consult with your attorney about the best course of action to ensure your safety. Document any threats or incidents of abuse to support your case.

Informing Trusted Individuals

1. Close Contacts Inform trusted friends, family members, or neighbors about your plans. Provide them with key details and ask them to be vigilant for any unusual or threatening behavior from your spouse.

2. Emergency Contacts Create a list of emergency contacts, including local law enforcement, domestic violence hotlines, and trusted friends or family members. Keep this list easily accessible.

Emotional and Practical Preparation

1. Build a Support Network Surround yourself with supportive individuals who can offer emotional strength and practical assistance. Join support groups for individuals who are going through similar experiences.

2. Practice Self-Care Prioritize self-care activities that help you relax and recharge. This can include exercise, hobbies, meditation, and spending time with supportive friends and family.

3. Set Realistic Expectations Understand that the process of leaving a narcissistic spouse can be lengthy and challenging. Set realistic expectations and be prepared for potential obstacles. Having a clear plan and support system in place can help you navigate these challenges effectively.


Implementing your escape plan from a narcissistic spouse requires careful execution and strategic thinking. By ensuring the safe storage of valuable items, securing your personal and online communications, and seeking legal protection, you can protect yourself and your assets. Building a support network and practicing self-care are also essential for maintaining your emotional well-being during this challenging time. At The Jacks Law Group, we are committed to guiding you through this process and ensuring your rights are safeguarded. Contact us today for a consultation and take the first step towards a safer, healthier future.

Disclaimer: This blog post is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal or medical advice. For personalized legal assistance, please contact The Jacks Law Group at 702-834-6300.

About the Author

David Jacks

David Jacks is a seasoned attorney and founder of The Jacks Law Group, PLLC, in Las Vegas and Henderson, Nevada. Born and raised in Las Vegas, he served as an Animal Care Specialist in the U.S. Army before transitioning to a career in law. He earned his BA in Political Science from UNLV and his JD from Arizona Summit Law School. David’s practice focuses on family law and personal injury cases, including divorce, child custody, and car accidents. He is recognized for his professional excellence and has received numerous awards. David is actively involved in the legal community and various professional associations.

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