Absolute Divorce/ED/Soldiers and Sailors


Answered previously.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
919.787.6668 main phone
919.256.1665 direct fax

10925 David Taylor Drive, Suite 100
Charlotte, North Carolina 28262
704.644.2831 main voice
704.307.4595 main fax


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I went through all the motions to obtain a divorce from my wife. The civil proceeding for the divorce was originally scheduled for Dec. 14th. My ex-wife (who is in the Marine Corps) showed up at the proceedings and plead that she did not have time, due to military duty, to take care of things like Equitable Distribution. Under the Solderier and Sailor Act of 1940 the jugde extended the date of the civil proceeding for the divorce to January 5th. Now I have been granted a Absolute Divorce by the State of North Carolina.

My question is:
My ex-wife still has not filed for Equitable Distribution with the State of North Carolina. Is she still allowed to? and if so how long would she have? Or was the extention of the divorce date her extention to either come to an agreement with me or file for ED?

Thanks very much for your help,