At a time when you feel that your life is in utter chaos, sometimes the smallest bit of predictability can bring a sense of comfort. The outcome of many aspects of your divorce are unpredictable, driving up your fear and anxiety. But there is one part of your divorce that does have some measure of certainty, and that is the divorce process itself.
Most divorces proceed in a step-by-step manner. Despite the uniqueness of your divorce, you can generally count on one phase of your divorce following the next. Sometimes realizing you are completing stages and moving forward with your divorce can reassure you that it will eventually come to an end.
Having an understanding of the divorce process can lower your anxiety when your attorney starts talking about "discovery," "depositions," and "mediation," or "going to trial" and you feel your heart pounding in fear. It can reduce your frustration about the length of the process because you understand why each step is needed. Your knowledge will support you as you begin to prepare for each step along the way.
Most importantly, understanding the divorce process will make your experience of the entire divorce easier. Who wouldn't prefer that?