While there is no standard advice on how to emotionally prepare for a divorce, there are certain practical steps a person can take to prepare themselves to get through the divorce process. First, educate yourself on the court process and, considering the complexity of your case, decide whether you want to navigate the process alone or hire an attorney. If you are unsure which way to go, contact a law firm that focuses on family law, and request a consultation. Second, each party will need to account for their finances. Make a list of assets/account balances, and think through any current or anticipated liabilities and expenses. Neither party should make any unordinary financial expenditures, asset purchases, or transfers if divorce is imminent. Finally, think about what your priorities and goals are with regard to how you would like to see the marriage resolved.