Divorce is a painful and emotional process for anyone. Whether it comes as a surprise or is the end result of years of marital unhappiness, a divorce can disrupt not only your personal life but your professional life as well. For the busy physician, the mechanics of the divorce process can wreak havoc on your practice. Suddenly, many important decisions have to be made, and meetings with lawyers, mediators and the court must be fit into an already demanding schedule. Nonetheless, everyone expects you to continue to be the calm, organized physician you have always been. If you find yourself heading toward a divorce, there are several key things that you should be aware of.