If you’re considering separating from your same-sex partner, you should really consider whether the marriage is irretrievably broken. If marital counselling would help save your marriage, that is something that you should pursue first because the court will require you to answer that question, that the marriage is irretrievably broken. The second thing I would suggest is to take an inventory of your assets to make sure that you have a good idea of your financial situation before the divorce begins.