Asked in Wrongful Death for Mississippi

Q: I have won a wrongful death lawsuit for the death of my brother. Can my winnings be garnished for my debt?

This is in the state of Mississippi. I've found multiple state laws for a lot of other states stating that wrongful death proceeds cannot be garnished, and what types of debts my brother would have owed that can be garnished. But I cannot find the laws for mississippi on what specific lawsuits can or cannot be garnished by my personal debt. Thank you in advance.

Related Topics:
1 Lawyer Answer
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing

A: Once you get the check they can be. In other words they can't garnish them at the insurance company level. Why not discuss this with your attorney?

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.