I am asked often by potential clients whether they should file in the court immediately rather than try to settle separation and divorce issues out of court. In other words:
TO FILE OR NOT TO FILE: THAT IS THE QUESTION!
It is always best if you can reach a settlement related to the issues arising out of your marriage. Filing a court case before you have attempted to settle the issues out of court is more expensive, time-consuming, and a more emotionally difficult path to reaching a resolution.