You will save both time and money by organizing your finances as much as possible, both before (if you are the one planning to file) and during your divorce action. Make a list of all of the assets and liabilities that you know of, in your name and your spouse’s name, whether individual, joint or for your or your spouse’s benefit. Determine the family’s average monthly expenses. Meeting with an accountant or financial advisor might help you get a stronger grasp on your and your family’s finances. Gather as much financial documentation as you can, make copies and keep them in a secure location.