Ending a marriage has been compared to dissolving a business. During the divorce process, a Texas couple divides the assets and debts accumulated during the marriage before going their separate ways. Taking certain steps might increase the likelihood of amicably reaching a fair settlement.
There is something to be said of the Boy Scout's motto to be prepared. Gathering information regarding the joint and separate debts and assets of each party before proceeding with the divorce could ensure that none of this crucial information disappears. Having some indication of how the divorce will go and how long it will take may also help in initial discussions with the other partner.