Divorce will consume your thoughts and time. It can leave you at the end of your tether, physically and emotionally drained. That is not the best place to be, considering how important these few months will be for your future.
You have massive decisions to make and the stress of the situation can make doing so harder.
How can you prevent divorce from overwhelming you?
Knowing where to begin can be hard. Yet, once you break the whole into pieces, it will seem more manageable. The three main decisions to make are what happens to your children, what happens to your property, and how you want your life to be in the future.
What about the past?
Forget the past. You cannot change it. Many divorcing couples make their divorce more complicated because they struggle to let the past go. Raising past hurts or wondering if you could have done something different is a poor use of your headspace. Drop it and focus on designing your new future.
Understand the boundaries
“Anything is possible” is not true in a divorce. There are rules that dictate how courts can settle custody and property division. The first rule of custody is they must do what is in a child’s best interest. So, keeping you from ever seeing your child again is not going to happen unless you have shown yourself to be a danger to your child. Your spouse keeping all your assets is not going to happen either.
Getting help to understand Texas divorce laws is a great place to start.