Divorce is all we do. With almost 70 years of combined experience among our lawyers, we’ve had thousands of consultations with people at the beginning stages of their divorce. Here are five of the most common tips for you to consider before you decide to file for divorce (or if you think your spouse is contemplating a divorce). Seek counseling. Even if you do not think there is hope for your marriage, counseling can be an important source of support for you during the divorce process. If your spouse is willing to participate, you may both benefit from professional mental health support.