While every family's situation is unique, most are similar in general terms to one of the typical situations described in this section of our website, and since most people are new to the process of separation and divorce, these descriptions will help give some insight into what to expect, hope for, and be aware of.

Use the menu on the left to select a situation that is similar to yours.

The conflict progression graph, one set of situations shown here, visually shows how the level of conflict can progress over time.

To find a situation that is similar to yours, open the graph, move your mouse over a spot that reflects your family's level of conflict and timeline, then click for a description of recommendations.