I recieved a personal injury settlement check for an accident in 2008... was married at the time got divorced in 2010 payment was made to both me and my ex-wife. only I was in the car involved in the accident. she did sign off on the divorce decree that she recieved everything and had no other interest.
Have your personal injury attorney take a look at the divorce decree. He or she may want to consult with another attorney who specializes in marital law.
If you received the settlement without the assistance of an attorney and the check requires two signatures, you could call the check issuer and request that a new check made out to you only be issued. If they refuse, then seek the assistance if an attorney.
I'm going to assume you want to know your rights to the payment. Generally, you would have the right to the money assuming that you have not commingled it with other marital assets. She would have a separate claim potentially for loss of consortium but your rather short question does not mention that. Good luck
Bill Rosenfelt (Orlando) 407-462-8787
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