A divorce can be one of the most difficult experiences of your life. It is also extremely time consuming, and demands the ability to identify moments when hard choices must be made, and to know the effect that those choices will have in both the short and the long term.
An attorney can help identify the legal options and strategies available to you, and help you chose the ones that are most likely to get you the outcome you want, and to help the process go as smoothly as possible.
Here is a basic guide for people who find themselves facing a divorce. However, please note that this is only a general guide -- without knowing the facts that make your case unique, no one can tell how, or to what extent, the information in it applies to your case.