The breakdown of a marriage or common law relationship is an emotionally and financially troubling time. During these times, you may be under extreme stress, but important legal decisions must be made. These decisions can include issues such as where your children will live, how support will be distributed and how you will divide your property. It is essential that you consult a lawyer, and sometimes other professionals, such as an accountant, to help solve legal issues. Find a further explanation of common family law issues here.