Getting divorced and trying to figure out if I'm entitled to a portion of my husbands 9/11 victims compensation settlements . I am a victim of domestic violence and when he left he cleared bank account and took car
It might be considered as an inheritance and seperate property. If the monies were comingled then you may have some sort of claim. Please speak to an attorney.
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If it was specifically for loss of wages, then it might be considered marital. If it was for pain and suffering then it is separate property.
The above is a general answer and is not considered legal advice. You should contact an attorney before proceeding to take any legal action, signing any papers or upon service of a summons.
The answer depends upon how the settlement is structured. Many times, this is considered to be a marital asset. I would suggest you consult with an attorney.
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