My husband was granted a divorce last year and the presiding judge added a notation on the divorce judgement document. She wrote the following notation above the date and signature:
“The parties rights to claims of equitable distribution and alimony are preserved.”
The judge initialled and dated the notation. What exactly does this notation mean? There was no separation agreement and there have been no actions by either party to do any type of equitable distribution as there are more debts that assets. The ex-spouse has asked for 401k distribution but is not agreeable to any other provisions without legal proceedings. She continues to threaten to get a lawyer but does not take any action to do so.
Appreciate your insight into what actions would be allowable based on the judge’s note.