My mother is dying of mesothelioma. My step dad, brother and myself will follow their P.I. case with a wrongful death case at her passing if things aren't settled prior. We want a 40-30-30 (my brother and I) split. He is balking. We are adults, they are filing the meso case in Illinois. How do we type up an settlement agreement that states this settlement amounts. If he doesn't agree and sign the requested document, should we get out own attorney and just eat up all the settlement in attorney fees? I'm in my 50's, my brother is in his 40's and they've been married 17 years. Do you think 40-30-30 is fair?Sorry... the step dad is balking. He found a blog he googled referencing the 2010 FL Statue 732.102. This isn't applicable as he isn't our father and mother has a will. The law firm handling the P.I. case stated they don't get involved in the contract with in the family to split the money, they suggested we get something in writing to have on file in order to "cut the checks". My mother 1st agreed with me to the 40-30-30 split then told me "he" wants more discussion.
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