Divorce has three main goals:
1. Ending Your Marriage
If your marriage has broken down and there is no chance of you getting back together, divorce legally ends it. You can move on as a single person, and are free to remarry if you want to.
2. Dividing Assets
If you and your partner have assets from your time together (money, property, pensions, etc.), you can decide how everything is going to be divided between you in a fair way. If you can't reach agreement with your ex regarding finances, you can issue ancillary relief proceedings (these are when you ask the court to assist with financial arrangements).
3. Arrangements For Children
If you have children from the marriage, decisions can be made about things like custody, support, maintenance, decision-making, contact, and so on.
If you are in the early stages of thinking about getting a divorce, these are the issues that you should be thinking carefully about now.
Going into a divorce process, you will need to have a plan about what you want to happen with your finances and children, and these are inevitably the areas that cause the most tension.
So it makes sense to give them serious thought right from the beginning.