Equitable Distribution?

Dear magicman39:

Greetings. That depends on the language of the separation agreement. Was there a waiver of equitable distribution? I would recommend that you go and speak with an attorney. The costs of retaining (or at least speaking with) an attorney may be well worth it if you have some property that needs to be divided prior to divorce through equitable distribution. Thank you.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Law Firm

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The response posted above is based upon the limited factual information made available and is not intended as a full and complete response to the question. The only reliable manner to obtain complete and adequate legal advice is to consult with an attorney, fully explain your situation, and allow the attorney sufficient opportunity to research the applicable law and facts required to render an accurate opinion. The basic information provided above is intended as a public service but a full discussion with an attorney should be undertaken before taking any action.

If a person has signed a separation agreement just to get rid of their spouse, and the property mentioned in the agreement was not split in any form of equitable manner, can this person still file for ED before the dovorce is final?