One of the first major decisions is where to live after the divorce. The challenge with this point is there are a lot of variables in terms of the details of this decision, for example, you will need to decide who gets the house in a divorce. If you have the option of staying in the family house where you have been raising your children…based on what I have observed, this is the best option at least for the first year (or two) after a divorce is final. However, keeping the family home that you have been living in may not be an option. If your home is connected to bad memories or traumatic situations, a fresh start may be best for you and your children. If this is the case, then finding a place that you can create as your new home is a key point to think through.