If you want to know what it’s like to have your life turned upside down, talk to someone who’s gone through a divorce.

Considered by many as one of the most stressful life experiences, divorce is a major transition. Not only is it emotionally difficult, but it comes with all kinds of legal and financial implications. Where do you find an attorney? Who gets what? Will your friends take sides? What happens to the kids?

This is exactly why gathering a little information and advice is so important. If you’re divorcing and want to recover from it, you need to know what to do — both during and after the split.

Are you or someone you know going through a marriage breakup? Have you been wondering how to protect and care for yourself? If so, you need some proven tips for navigating the tricky legal, relational and financial challenges associated with this experience. From finding good legal counsel to knowing when to cut toxic people out, there are certain decisions that can make all the difference in the next few months or years of your life.

Separating from a spouse is almost always difficult, but that doesn’t mean you can’t emerge on the other side of divorce stronger and wiser. With that in mind, the accompanying guide is a great resource for getting through a divorce with grace and dignity. Read through these ideas to help you cope during and after this major life change.

Infographic/tips for coping during and after a divorce courtesy of the MLG Law Group.