Divorce is an emotional process, and when you add in a lot of money, things can get contentious rather quickly. To avoid arguments, delays and other problems, it is best to formulate a plan before you ever file your paperwork to start the process. 

Forbes explains that you should begin by assembly a team that will work on your behalf and help you make important decisions. This not only includes your attorney but may also include others who can advise you on specific things, such as an accountant to help you make financial decisions. There are a couple of other things you need to do to prepare that can help you avoid a messy divorce. 

Change your approach 

Even though your relationship and marriage were all emotional and personal, your divorce is business. You should approach it as you would any other business dealings. You cannot afford to let feelings take things off track or interfere with your goals. 

Focus your priorities 

You will not get everything you want, so go into things knowing that. Focus on the things you absolutely must have and will not walk away without. The other issues that come up are things upon which you can negotiate and compromise. Having set goals, though, will help you to avoid letting emotions get in the way and enable you to walk away with a solid settlement. 

Control yourself 

You have no control over how your partner will act, but you can control yourself. Make sure that you take the high road and act with maturity. Do not engage in childish games or arguments. They serve no purpose but to drag things out.