You started your divorce a year ago, and while you knew in advance that the legal system takes time and that ending your marriage the right way isn’t something that happens overnight, you can’t help but be a little frustrated with a slow-moving divorce process. “Why can’t this be done already?” You ask yourself over and over again. “This feels abnormally slow,” you say as you struggle to cope.
We don’t blame you for feeling this way. You first had to wait through Texas’ 60-day waiting period after you or your spouse filed the divorce petition. As a result, the judge couldn’t even rule on your pending divorce case until that timeframe ended.
From there, it has felt like one dragged-out conversation after the next as you work through issues like …
- Property division
- Financial negotiations
- Spousal maintenance
- Missing documentation
- Unforeseen circumstances
So, how do you cope with a slow-moving divorce process?
Trust the process.
We get it; you feel as though you’re at the mercy of a legal system that probably doesn’t care how long you have to wait. But the reality is that your legal team does care. Even the most nip-and-tuck divorce case won’t be decided in a few days or weeks because the goal is to ensure every detail has been accounted for, your rights are protected, and that everyone receives the best possible outcome. This takes time. Trust the divorce process, celebrate your progress, and remind yourself that there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
Be helpful and flexible.
All too many times, one or both parties in a divorce case unknowingly drag out their divorce and make it more slow-moving than normal simply by being vengeful, slow to respond, and inflexible. You can cope with a slow-moving divorce process a lot easier if you steer in the same direction everyone else is going. Respond to requests in a timely fashion, be willing to negotiate where appropriate, control your emotions, and do everything you can to be reasonable.
Take care of yourself.
Have you ever noticed how certain things in life tend to move slower when that’s all you’re thinking about? Take as much time away from your divorce process as possible to exercise, eat well, and self-care. Maintain normal routines, including work, pre-planned vacations, and time spent with the kiddos. By doing this, you may just find that you’re making more sound decisions when you do need to think about the divorce. Furthermore, things just feel like they are moving faster.
Spend more time with your children.
This should be a no-brainer when it comes to coping with a slow-moving divorce process. Think about your kids during this time and invest in them during your periods of possession.
Christman | Daniell, has a unique and refreshing approach to the often turbulent and emotionally stressful disputes arising in the context of divorce, child custody, and other family law cases. Our firm anchors its representation and legal advice in principles and philosophies that focus on the long-term best interests of children and families. We are committed to supporting and guiding you through the dark days of marital discord and crisis.
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Looking for family law services in Collin County, Texas? Christman | Daniell is your premier choice. With years of experience and a deep understanding of the legal landscape, our skilled team is dedicated to helping families navigate complex legal matters. Whether it’s divorce, child custody, or adoption, trust Christman | Daniell to provide compassionate and effective representation for all your family law needs throughout Collin County.