Divorce represents a serious transition and it is important to fully prepare before undertaking the process.
First, it is important to determine whether the marriage is truly over. With discernment coaching, you will be confident in your decision to either 1) try couples counseling and attempt reconciliation or 2) move towards divorce. I have worked with clients who realized it may be possible to work out their issues through counseling, therefore avoiding divorce altogether.
Second, it is important to prepare and gather financial documents. Understanding the marital assets and income that have been acquired during the marriage is important. If at all possible, it is helpful to have the information readily available before the divorce process begins. As you begin the Collaborative Divorce Process, the financial pieces will come together.