Getting to equitable distribution can be a lengthy and complicated process. First, an Equitable Distribution claim must have been raised in the divorce. Then, discovery must be completed if it is part of your case. Then, you must obtain a “grounds order,” establishing grounds for your divorce. Finally, you must file the appropriate paperwork to obtain a hearing before a divorce master in your county, including a document called a “pre-hearing statement,” which discusses your case and the assets at issue.