Questions


#1

Is ED usually settled after the divorce?

ED can be settled after the divorce, but it must be filed before the divorce, otherwise you lose your rights to ED.

You need to keep calling/writing/emailing your attorney to make sure that he/she filed for ED before your divorce became final.

Hope this helps.


#2

Dear Linda29 and winbenkat:

Greetings. Run, do not walk, to your attorney’s office and make sure that they did file for Equitable Distribution. If they did not, it is unlikely that any language in the divorce decree will help you. Yes, you should have some papers on this. My clients get copies of their documents the day that I do them.

No, equitable distribution is usually settled prior to the divorce, unless everyone drags their feet. Best of luck!

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney at Law
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
NCDivorce.com
919-787-6668

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.


#3

Hi:
My divorce was just finalized. In my divorce degree it states,“there are other issues to be resolved at a later date”. Does this mean that equitable distribution is one of those issues? It does not mention ED in my divorce. Is ED usually settled after the divorce? We did not have a legal separation before the divorce. As far as I know, my attorney was suppose to file for the EQ. Shouldn’t I have had some kind of papers on this by now. This attorney I have is slow in getting answers to me.
Thanks for your respond.