Other Questions?

There will be no trial until the other party has been served with process (notice) of the complaint. Notice is, in limited circumstances, provided by the publication of a legal notice in a local newspaper when a party can not be located.

Lee S. Rosen
Board Certified Family Law Specialist
The Rosen Law Firm
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607

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Thank you for answering my other post.

However, I am still somewhat confused in reference to, equitable distribution. My concern is that my spouse has not been notified that I have filed for equitable distribution. Is it a law that the other spouse be served? I was told that the judge would render a decision on the equit. dist. when he/she signed the divorce. I guess what I am asking is; does the other spouse have to know that equit. dist. is taking place at the time of divorce? If the other spouse is not notified, what happens?

Thank you for your time.