Keep and write a diary of each days expenses (save and organize all receipts).
You must know how much it costs you to live, whether a man or a woman, with children or not. Most marital actions are fought on a financial basis only. This information is vital. If you keep a diary with receipts stapled in it showing your costs, you will favorable impress the Court. You will establish that your requests for support or living expenses are accurate and not inflated. A separate guide is available to show you how to make "cost of living" computations.