Absolute Divorce

You need to contact your attorney and find out if Equitable Distribution claim is still standing. It does not have to be decided prior to absolute divorce, but it must at least be filed for. They may put in a provision that ED will be decided at a later date, but I would check on that with your attorney to be sure before you sign.

You need to move forward with your Equitable Distribution claim to make sure your rights are properly preserved. You should contact your former attorney or a new attorney as soon as possible to find out the status of your equitable distribution claim.

Helena M. Nevicosi
Attorney with Rosen Law Firm

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Good morning!! I have a question:
My husband and I have been separated for 19 months and I was sent papers last week from his lawyer filing for an absolute divorce. My question is…he is still in the home where 90% of the material belongings are mine (premarital and gifts). I filled out an affidavit with my lawyer 13 months ago (not sure what happened to those papers) but if I sign the absolute divorce papers am I giving up all my belongings or is the matter of property settled after the divorce papers are signed. I have absolutely NO problem signing the papers and getting the divorce, I just want to make sure that I am entitled to my belongings. Thank you so much for your time!!