I spoke with the clerk’s office earlier and they confirmed that I have an open Equitable Distribution claim that is pending in the system. I previously had an attorney who filed this claim, however I am currently pro se. I have recently filed a complaint for Absolute Divorce and have a hearing date of April 2, 2015. On the Civil Action Cover Sheet accompanying the AD complaint I did not check the ED box. I was trying to confirm 2 things:
Does the ED case that is open reserve my right to pursue ED after the AD is ordered, or do I need to file a separate claim in order to reserve this right? I am trying to figure out if what has already been done is sufficient in this sense.
Can I amend the AD complaint that I previously filed to include the ED component for the judge to evaluate? Or file a Motion with the court to have this included in the complaint.