You and your spouse may have gone through every possible step to resolve your differences and save your marriage. However, if it is clear that things are not going to work out, you would be wise to take steps soon to protect your rights during the divorce and property division.
Some divorcing spouses feel discouraged and weary by the time they begin divorce proceedings, and this may cause them to make mistakes that cost them dearly for years to come. Seeking legal advice as early as possible after making the decision to divorce can help you to obtain a fair settlement or ruling and create custody decisions you and your family can live with. However, to make the most efficient use of your time and money, it is best to be prepared before your first visit to an attorney.