Circleville, OH asked in Civil Litigation, Family Law, Probate and Wrongful Death for Mississippi

Q: In a Mississippi wrongful death case is there a state law to say how the settlement is divided amongst family members?

In a wrongful death lawsuit for my brother, we have agreed on an amount and finished all things required by law. Everything will be completed on our court date in October. When we go to court will the judge or the executor decide upon the division?

Or is there a state law that requires the settlement to be divided a certain way?

Any help would be appreciated, and thanks in advance!

1 Lawyer Answer
Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon
  • Madison, MS
  • Licensed in Mississippi

A: In Mississippi, certain people may get first priority in terms of a settlement or award, depending on the facts of your case.

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