My son's father died when he was very young and a structured settlement was created for my son for when he turned 18. Now that he is an adult and is receiving his money, can he be required to use this settlement money when determining child support payments? My Son has a job and has been using that money to support his son, but his girlfriend is trying to control if and when he sees his son based on how much money he gives her. When it is not the amount she wants, she keeps his son away from him. I was under the impression that the settlement money was a type of inheritance because it was from the death of his father, and therefore would not be considered an eligible asset. Would that be a legitimate argument in his case?--I'm not sure why this continues to post in the wrong area. I am fully aware that this is not a personal injury matter but a child support issue.