There is one certain thing that has been said about the social anomalies of this human life. You can quite easily choose and discard your friends, but you cannot choose your family. From the first moment you open your eyes they are already there. But as it is in life, and particularly when it becomes hard, we have a tendency to yearn for our family unit. In times of trouble and strife, they are the one unit you can rely on.
Even if we are far apart and have not seen them for years on end, we search for them. And even here, we rely on others to help find our long lost loved ones. It seems odd to refer to them as our loved ones. Our modern human nature is so strange.
If they can, they will help you out through thick and thin. You see how brothers and sisters come together in the heat of the moment, and not a moment too soon. But families have their problems too. Sometimes there is division and strife. Sadly it is usually over the material things of life. And sometimes this is why we are driven apart. But when there is a tragedy in the family, you see how quickly the extended family unit comes together, even if it is for material reasons and nothing to do with concern and care.
Instead of breaking up the family unit irreparably, call for outside help. Set the realistic example of hiring a practicing specialist lawyer to handle your much needed family mediation. Good couples nobly choose to share everything they have accumulated and achieved. But sensible couples hire a lawyer to prepare the fair way for possible alienation and breakups.