NOT FOR PUBLICATION WITHOUT THE APPROVAL OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION
Submitted January 31, 2011 - Decided Before Judges Reisner and Alvarez.
On appeal from the Superior Court of New Jersey, Chancery Division, Family Part, Camden County, Docket No. FM-04-630-09. Diane L. Veteri, appellant pro se. Respondent has not filed a brief.
Plaintiff Diane L. Veteri, pro se, appeals from certain equitable distribution provisions contained in an August 19, 2009 amended final judgment of divorce dissolving her marriage to defendant Michael T. Gianchetti. For the reasons that follow, we reverse in part and remand for the court to conduct a proof hearing, and affirm in part.
Initially, we are not clear as to the precise nature of plaintiff's appeal. She states:
I continued to pay bills the first year to avoid destroying my credit. . . . [Defendant] continued to drive the 1997 truck for 2 years. . . . The 1st year I made the payments. After that I stopped. Eventually it was repossessed.
I took [defendant] to court 3 times after that and so did my dad. [Defendant] never showed up. . . . Eventually I lost track of [defendant] because he moved. I did find him in 2008.
I filed for Divorce. I was seeking half my husband['s] annuity and the bills I paid the first year. . . .
My divorce hearing was on July 27, 2009 . . . . I was awarded $631. [Defendant] was also ordered to pay $17,000 lien that is against my home. [Defendant] took out a loan in April 2000 and I co-signed. [Defendant] never made a payment.
Claimant states she should be reimbursed for the bills that were paid the first year that [defendant] was originally ordered to pay.
The home was lost, I was not able to retrieve all my items, [defendant] never paid for the truck that was eventually repossessed.
My father's credit and mine were destroyed. And 10 years later I am still paying off credit cards that [defendant] used that were not his.
Her case information statement in support of her notice ...