my mom died and her death is considered a wrongdeath,due to that the hospital offered a settlement,but i want to know how that works could a lwayer just determine himself what percent of the share everybody gets.Or could the adult children also have a saying?because supposely my stepdad said that the lawyer stated that by law the spouse gets 50% and the other 50% is splitted by the 5 kids is that true?i dont want my brothers and me to get rippied off,i think we should all get the share equally
I am sorry for your loss. I am not in your State. Here is a link for you though which discusses your issue. The answer is provided by statute.
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