Many divorcing couples are under the impression that litigation is the only way to work through their issues and legally put their marriage in the past. While it's an option, divorce mediation is also something to strongly consider.
During your marriage, you and your spouse probably had to start thinking about your retirement and the end of your lives. You probably engaged in both retirement planning and estate planning as a married couple. In other words, your savings and retirement income were created with the understanding that it would be two people living in a single household benefiting from these assets.