Jamie: I have the absolute "bestest therapist in the world" and it sounds like you do too. Wow, it sounds like he really thought about everything and knows the legal system very well.
I hope this helps to calm you. What makes me feel a lot better for you is you mentioned that there will be other people going in and out of this process too. I never wanted to intrude by asking you if you were the only one or if there were others. To me, that sounds much better that there are many others going through this too.
Getting prepared for and going through this sounds like total hell, but as my therapist would say, keep looking for that light at the end of the tunnel. Once this is over with, you will hopefully be able to close this painful chapter of your life. And perhaps feel a little better to be able to start looking forward.