You do not have to have a lawyer to file an Equitable Distribution claim. However, if you choose to represent yourself you will be held to the same standard that an attorney was, meaning that if you fail to properly preserve your claims, the court will not grant you leeway because you did not have an attorney.
If you file a new action for Equitable Distrubtion, it will need to be served on him the same way you filed the divorce.
If you have agreed to everything, you may simply need a separation agreement to be drafted and executed. If that is signed before your divorce judgment is entered, you do not need to file an action for equitable distribution.
You must exert your right, if you don’t you will lose it. It is unlikley he would follow through with anything you want him to do, he certainly has not done so at this point.
Helena M. Nevicosi
Attorney with Rosen Law Firm
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