Q: Our unwed child died and we adopted her infant son. How would the award be distributed in a wrongful death case?
A: SC Code 15-51-20 states that the proceeds of a wrongful death action shall go to the spouse or children. Assuming that the child is under the age of majority the proceeds will have to be placed into a conservatorship for the benefit of the child. If you have not contacted and attorney yet that is the first thing that you will need to do.
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