If my children’s father got killed in a car accident 4 years ago, how do I access their settlement money?

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If my children’s father got killed in a car accident 4 years ago, how do I access their settlement money?

About 2 years ago they received a settlement from the insurance company. I am under the impression that if the money is used for their needs we can use some. How do I go about doing this? I’m pretty sure I need to OK it with a judge.

Asked on May 7, 2013 under Personal Injury, New York

Answers:

Tricia Dwyer / Tricia Dwyer Esq & Associates PLLC

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Hello. Presumably the money is being held in trust. You should confer with a private attorney for help in this matter. 

Some attorneys, myself included, will confer for free, at no charge. Then, if legal work is performed, some attorneys, myself included, will provide a reduced fee for need. All the best 


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