First, you will need to sit down with your spouse, as long as you two are on speaking terms. No, this won't be easy, but it will give you a good idea as to whether or not an amicable agreed upon divorce is even possible.
The next step is while sitting down with your spouse to make a list of all personal possessions, including property owned, and debts owed. Also make a list of each of your work schedules so you can realistically look at who the children would be better with, if this is an issue.
Dividing your stuff
Now that you have your list of personal items. Began dividing them up. Some may be things that are strictly your spouses, like clothes, that are easy to divide. Decide who will pay what debts, are the debts in each individual name, if so, will that individual simply be responsible for those debts? Will real estate be sold and equally split, or will one person live in the house and be responsible for any debt owed? Who will the kids primarily live with during the week and what visitation schedule would work best for your family?
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