What is the next step in divorce from bed and boar


Dear rummy:

Greetings. Yes, it sounds like your spouse may be “wasting” time instead of buying it. The next step, since you are living separate and apart, is to set up a hearing for alimony or equitable distribution (which ever you have not heard yet).

In order to get your property back, you can file a Motion for Return of Separate property. Best of luck.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
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My husband filed a civil summons for divorce from bed and board. And I filed a Response and counterclaim to it in June '05.

As there is a restraining order against my husband since May for assaulting and abusing me, we both communicate through our lawyers only.

In mid-June both our lawyers agreed to try an out-of-court settlement.
However since then my husband’s lawyer has been keeping mum and is not forthcoming, despite my lawyer’s effort at an agreement. Is my husband just buying time?
What is the next step that I can take, as I want to settle this matter soon, either on or off court?
Also, my husband is withholding my pre-marital property (jewelry). How and when can I get it back? I’ve proof that I purchased it before I married him.
Pls advise.