60 days after complaint filed


#1

If a defendant has requested the additional 30 days after receiving divorce complaint based on equitable distribution - what are the next steps. I understand they can request an additional 30 days from the court -but how long can this continue?

There is a minor list of items the defendant is requesting and plantiff agreed to 85% - what usually happens in this scenario? Does the divorce go into contestment? if said defendant agreed in separation to get items out of household by certain date - can they still fight for the right to get these items back in a contestment hearing especially if they have had plenty of opportunities to retrieve said items?


#2

If the defendant requested an additional 30 days to respond to the Complaint the extension will be granted by the court.

If the response to the Complaint contains a claim for equitable distribution the court will deal with the property issues separately, however the divorce can still go through.