Deciding on a divorce is never easy. It’s helpful to arm yourself with enough information to make all the right decisions. You’ve got to do your homework if you think a divorce is inevitable. Find and log all the assets owned by the family–they’ll have to be divided. Assets include bank accounts, real estate, investment accounts and retirement plans. Also, you should be aware of any debts owed by you and your spouse. Open a checking account in your name only–once the divorce is filed, you won’t be able to make any changes, financially.