New York City, NY asked in Divorce and Family Law for New York

Q: My husband was injured and we go some settlement money but now we're getting a divorce.

Is that money part of anything I'll get?

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1 Lawyer Answer
Michael E. Underwood
Michael E. Underwood
  • Fayetteville, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: Typically personal injury settlements are separate property that are not divided during a divorce. If the settlement was kept in a separate bank account, probably you are not entitled to it. If it is commingled with marital funds, it could be marital property.

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