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
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