Equitable distribution must be filed for at the very least prior to absolute divorce. After that, if it has not been mentioned prior, you can NEVER get anything.
Well, you can’t get things via E/D proceedings. Other proceedings (such as an action for partition) may allow you to get something, but you won’t be able to get everything an E/D hearing would allow.
Let me amend my response: You can’t get things via E/D proceedings after an absolute divorce, if the claim wasn’t filed.
There are proceedings that can be performed after absolute divorce (such as an action for partition), but those are more limited in scope.
If you do not believe you will resolve these issues before your wife files for divorce and before you reach a resolution, then you would need to file a complaint for Equitable Distribution before the divorce was finalized.
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My seperation time is up in October. I have not recieved a court date for the divorce. I have been bargaining back and forth with my wifes attorneys about a cash settlement. Do I need to file a " Complaint for equitable distribution" in wake county?