My otherbrother took it to a lawyer. He was told the insurance would be divided between myself, my brothers daughter and himself. My brother was not married and just had the one child. is this true.
Perhaps. It really depends on your states intestate succession rules.
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I agree with the previous answer; however, regarding the daughter, particularly if a minor, I would suggest separate counsel.
Id suggest you talk to a local injury lawyer to discuss the pros and cons of using the same lawyer for all of you, or different ones, as well as the process for division.
This question is almost totally dependent up[on the answer to another question: Did your deceased brother leave a valid will when he died? Any money recovered on his nehalf from a suit like this automatically becomes part of his estate and passes according to the terms of his will or other instrument, or passes by law according to state law if there is no will or other document.
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Where I am it would go to the daughter of your deceased brother. A lawyer in the state where this happened is the person with the authoritative answer.
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