Divorce

Junaid asked 3 years ago

As salaamu alaikum
A couple are married 17 years with 3 young kids. The husband intends taking a second wife, but the first wife refuses and seeks divorce on the grounds that she will not be able to live under a polygamous arrangement.
What is the correct divorce procedure in this case and what are the rules governing maintenance of the wife, and the division of assets acquired in the marriage between the husband and wife?
JazakAllah