If you live in California and you were married at the time of the car accident your spouse is probably entitled to a portion of your settlement. However, how long you were married, the manner in which the settlement is written, and many other facts will be determinative. Your personal injury attorney should be able to provide information on this issue, and if not, then you should retain a family law attorney to thoroughly review your particular circumstances and provide a specific opinion.
Disclaimer. Ms. Marsh is an attorney licensed to practice in California. The information posted above is for general information, does not constitute professional legal advice, and does not create an attorney client relationship. Ms. Marsh strongly advises the questioner to consult with an attorney to thoroughly review his or her particular circumstances and for advice tailored to his or her specific circumstances
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