Divorces can get very complicated and a competent divorce attorney can help you navigate this maze, while protecting your rights and interests. Rarely do individuals seek a divorce and nothing else. In most instances, a divorce involves distribution of assets, child custody and support, and alimony.

Some important things to keep in mind: never move out of your house. You have as much right to live in your house as does your spouse.

Things can get ugly. Never be aggressive, either verbally or physically. As difficult as it may be, just walk away from the argument and always call the police to protect your interests. Spouses can get violent and use children as weapons as a means to an end—by withholding money, support, and visitation. If you are attacked, you need to go to the police and to a hospital to document your injuries.