After Divorce Papers Are Signed

Dear Matt:

Greetings. If you agreed to the issues in a properly drafted and executed separation agreement, no she cannot do anything about the issues of alimony and equitable distribution. If you did not, sure she can sue.

She did not sign the divorce papers, but probably signed to accept them being served on her, right? No, it is not too late for her to sue you. She can sue you until you have the divorce judgment signed by the judge in your hand. Best of luck.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney at Law
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607

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My ex threatened me today to sue me for issues that were previously agreed upon. She also signed the divorce papers this morning at the sherrifs department. I know that I now have to wait thrirty days to get a hearing date, but is it too late for her to sue me at this point?


Matt Williams