Before you decide what forms to file, you need to make a decision about what level of control you want over your own divorce process and major life decisions. If you have children, you also need to consider your communication and relationship goals for co-parenting post-divorce, and which divorce process will best help you meet those goals. Each different process offers different levels of assistance from various types of professionals. Which option is right for you depends on how much help you and your spouse want from professionals and how much of the work you're willing and able to do yourselves. You should consider all of your options before deciding how you want to proceed:
To see a summary of these options refer back to the chart we provided in Part 1 of this series.
Thank you to Dan Finn for inspiring the images in this post.