Your attorney should have included a time limit with the settlemnt agreement for delivery of the check. There is otherwise no time limit. If there is no deadline built into your settlement, reach out to the attorney and ask him/her to put a little pressure on opposing counsel or the insurance carrier.
It goes without saying -- but I am sorry for your loss. Best of luck to you.
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Usually settlement checks are sent out soon after the paperwork is finalized, but this can vary. If the agreement itself does not set a time limit, then a court will impose a 'reasonable time'. Talk to your attorney and see what information he or she can learn from the Defendant.
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i don't practice in colorado but do and have done alot of wrongful death cases in indiana and illinois. getting the check is a process. often the paying insurance company will want probate approval of the settlement. this takes time. often the paying side drags it feet with the settlement documents. your lawyer wants to get the money as quickly as you do so trust him/her. a good estimate is 30 - 60 days. if you get it sooner great but think later than sooner.
This depends upon whether or not the check has to go through a probate court. If not, you would typically receive it within one month. I suggest you check with you attorney because there may be unique circumstances in your case. Good Luck