I live in a community property state. I would like to buy a business that is not in a community property state. Can I file for divorce and buy the business and my spouse have no claim to it. Or do I have to wait until the divorce is final to buy the business?
This may depend on the state that you and your spouse reside in.
For example, in Arizona, any property acquired after the other spouse is served with a petition is the separate property of that spouse if the petition results in a decree of legal separation or divorce (dissolution). It doesn't really matter where the physical property is located, be-it in a community property state or not.