Davis, CA asked in Probate and Wrongful Death for California

Q: can a settlement from a wrongful death MDL be forced into probate 18 years after the persons death?

My husband was killed in a defective car 18 years ago. The case turned into an MDL due to the number of people injured. Now that company is saying our portion of the settlement HAS to be put through probate even though there are only two of us ( his son and wife) that are eligilble to collect any of that settlement. Can they force that probate or can a judge push the probate up so we don't have to wait 6 months to a year?

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Bill Sweeney
Bill Sweeney
  • Probate Lawyer
  • San Juan Capistrano, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Please refer to my article at: https://www.sweeneyprobatelaw.com/Articles/Understanding-Wrongful-Death-And-Survival-Actions.shtml

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