Many people who are divorcing are not sure what to expect. Will it be contentious? What will I get to keep? What will happen to my finances? If you don't know anything about the divorce process, the unknowns may seem overwhelming.
Some divorces are short, simple, and take only a few months; others are long, bitter, and can span several years. Although every individual divorce is different, there are a few main steps in the process that will apply to every couple. It's important to know these steps so that you have a better understanding of what to expect from the divorce proceedings.