It might be the only thing the two sides in a divorce can easily agree on: it's no fun.
On top of the emotional toll, financial missteps during the process can leave you in far worse shape than you intended. And the more intertwined you and your spouse's finances are, the more closely you'll need to pay attention while untangling them.
Ideally, you'll have an attorney and a financial advisor who are advocating for you. Nevertheless, experts say that even if you'd rather spend as little time as possible thinking about the divorce, it's worth making sure you understand the implications of all financial decisions being made.
"You are your own best advocate," said certified financial planner Joyce Streithorst, director of financial planning at Frisch Financial Group in Melville, New York.