Clients should consider seeking counseling before or during the legal process. Depending on the client’s needs, counseling may serve different purposes. One client may benefit from marriage counseling to improve or reconcile a relationship. Another may instead need “divorce counseling” to aid the parties in the process, accept that the marriage is over, cope with its demise, pick up the pieces and go on. Still others may require counseling so that they may better deal with each other for the sake of the children.