Your sons lawyer and the judge will/have advised the money is for his benefit. Sorry.
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The Court will oversee the settlement and will direct that the money go into an account on behalf of your injured son. One of the reasons for this oversight is so that parents don't spend their child's injury recovery.
Only in the most special of circumstances where the money is needed for a child's education, etc will a Court allow some to be used at settlement. They will certainly not allow you to take money to pay bills.
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Not without a Court Order. You'd have to make an application to he court, and make a strong showing that you need the money for your son's benefit. For example, if you and your son are living in the back of the car, A court might find an appropriate use of a settlement would be to get a roof over his head, and the use of the money would be severely restricted and monitored. Unless the bills were incurred caring for your son i.e hospital bills, you aren't going to see any of it.
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Unfortunately, I have to agree with all my colleagues. You cannot touch the money. It will go to a trust account for your minor son. Best of luck..
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You are responsible for your son's bills until he is 21 years of age. The money from the settlement can only be withdrawn with the court's permission for a justifiable reason. Speak with the lawyer who handled the accident case.
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Although the monies are for the minor child in most jurisdictions the court will let the custodial parent have some monies for the benefit of the minor child. Ask your attorney about this and see if some of the monies can be released.
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No. It is his money, not yours for the taking.
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I suggest that you speak with your attorney concerning what, if any, derivative claim you may be entitled to as his mother. Many states allow for a parent's derivative claim for nursing care, lost earnings to care for the child, loss of the child's services and other miscellaneous expenses etc.
Your attorney can tell you what, if any, money from your son's settlement portion could be used to pay for his necessities. Generally monies will be placed into a guardianship controlled by the probate court or similar court until your son reaches 18. Speak with your attorney.
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