Alimony and ED


#1

My divorce was final in January and had filed previously my complaint for alimony and equitable distribution. I’ve just received an answer from my EX and he has denied all allegations. Do I respond in writing to his answer or do I gather my facts and present them at our hearing in June? He has an attorney, I do not. If I am to respond would I do so in like manner as the original complaint? Thank you.


#2

You do not need to respond to his answer unless he filed a counterclaim. Between the equitable distribution affidavit, the discovery process, and attending mediation, there are a lot of steps between filing the complaint and going to the equitable distribution trial.


#3

My spouse’s answer to my original Alimony/ED complaint is titled, “Affirmative Defense and Answer.” Is this by chance considered a counterclaim in which I would need to respond?


#4

My spouse’s answer to my original Alimony/ED complaint is titled, “Affirmative Defense and Answer.” Is this by chance considered a counterclaim in which I would need to respond?

If you are Pro Se, how do you go about seeking “Discovery” and Interrogatory questions when you know
your spouse is hiding information and lying about income, schooling, etc.?


#5

A counterclaim should be listed as such and would include the opposing party’s own allegations, not simply a response to your allegations. If you want assistance proceeding pro se, you should consider using our Rosen Online service. We can answer questions and provide forms to help you file claims, motions, and serve discovery.