My husband and I are getting a divorce. Things are civil enough. We have only started the discussions of how all of this will work. My question is whether we should sell the house before filing for the divorce, seeing as Illinois law says you should be separated for 6 months prior to the divorce and we can’t afford to have our own places without selling the house. Or do you need to wait for the divorce to be underway and a ruling for how the financials will work? In our very brief discussions on the topic we currently agree on how to split any profits, but that could change depending on how it goes. I want this to go as smoothly as possible given the situation.