I found this when researching equitable distribution in NC:
“”""" Divorce is an absolute prerequisite to equitable distribution of property. In one case the parties agreed that they wished to live legally separate but did not wish to divorce, and they asked the court to decide on a fair division of property. The court could not make a legally binding decision, despite the couple’s agreement, because the parties were not divorced.11 North Carolina is a “no-fault” divorce state, and almost all divorces are based on one year’s separation. Thus anyone can obtain a divorce in this state if he proves that he has lived in North Carolina for six months and that he and his wife have lived separate and apart continuously for one year.12 Only after the divorce is actually granted, may the court divide the property.""""
Why is my husband bringing a ED case against me and yet NOT filing for divorce? Will the state then not be able to make a legally binding decision in this case?