ChildrenWhen there are children involved it is always best of course to conduct things as amicably as you possibly can. Children suffer a great deal through the separation of their parents and can feel very insecure so no matter what, do try to put them first. If you can, speak with your spouse or through a lawyer in order to work things out. It is a sad day when your once loving relationship becomes so sour that you can no longer communicate what is best for your children.
PropertyWhere shared property is concerned it is always best practice to consult a legal professional as soon as you can. It is never nice to have to go through the legalities of a separation or divorce however seeing a solicitor about this will make the process far easier.
Shared finances and billsThis area can be a complete minefield and as such you need to find out where you stand in terms of finance. It is a good idea to make a list of all shared accounts and outgoing finances in order to make the process easier.
This advice is obviously for those in the worst case scenario. There is always hope and sometimes a bad patch is just that, a temporary bad patch. You loved each other enough to marry, therefore that is something very heartening and to be cherished. However there are other times when it is obvious that a relationship has run its course and consulting a decent divorce lawyer may unfortunately be the best option.