Greetings. No, you never need an attorney to do anything in court … IF YOU UNDERSTAND the law, the local rules, civil procedure, trial advocacy, etc. Basically I would advise you to obtain an attorney before you do anything with the law that you do not clearly understand.
If your spouse does not agree to the equitable distribution split you proposed, then yes you will meet in front of the judge, although the majority of equitable distribution matters resolve themselves outside of the courthouse. Best of luck.
Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
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