You can still file for absolute divorce even if equitable distribution (ED) is unresolved. You do not lose your rights to have the court equitably divide the marital property as long as your claim for ED has been filed and is pending at the time the absolute divorce judgment is entered.
You will need to make sure that your absolute divorce judge specifically states that the ED claim is preserved for further hearing and you should cite the file number in which that claim is pending.
Check out our Do It Yourself Divorce Guide which will explain the process and show you the forms that are needed.
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