Typically no matter what state the divorce may be taking place in, the court will always recommend that two people getting a divorce sit down either on their own or with mediators to work out a descriptive and thorough divorce settlement. However, these types of settlements are not always attainable, and when one spouse will not agree to any of the conditions that may be offered, the other spouse must take actions to protect his or her own interests.
If you are going through a divorce, your first step should be to hire a lawyer. An experienced divorce attorney may be able to help you facilitate a settlement even if you and your spouse failed. If not, your lawyer can help you make sure your interests are protected in court.