Anybody who has been through the divorce process knows it is a big decision, and one that needs to be carefully thought through. Different couples, of course, have different circumstances and have to think and work through the process according to their own situation, but there are certain issues that have are critical to consider before filing for divorce, as well as certain issues that are very important to the decision.
According to the Institute of Family Studies, there are four main areas people take into consideration when thinking of and planning for divorce. These are: the impact of divorce on children, the financial costs and consequences of divorce, happiness and love. Obviously, the latter two factors are more subjective, but nevertheless important. As for the first two, these are areas where it is critical to have the guidance and advocacy of an attorney.