Preparing for the divorce process will pull you in many different directions. One minute you’re thinking about property and debt division, the next you’re worried about your children and after that you’re wondering about child and spousal support.

While every aspect of your divorce is important, your finances should be high on your priority list. Here are some of the many financial questions to answer as you prepare for divorce:

Don’t get taken advantage of

When it comes to the divorce process, money has the potential to be a sticking point. You want to obtain all the assets you can, while minimizing the debts that you take on. And of course, your spouse wants the same.

When you know your legal rights and have a plan for protecting them, it’s easier to navigate through every challenge you face.