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Spouses right after car accident
by B. Jones
My husband is about to settle an auto claim and we are separating, am I allowed any portion of this settlement and what should I do if I have any right?
Hello B. Jones,
It depends. You are in California so you need to know that this is a community property state. You need to talk to lawyer there regarding this situation.
Generally, a settlement for pain and suffering is considered separate property (you husband is entitled to it). However, if the settlement does have "loss wages" or compensation for anything that is a community asset, then you could be entitled to your share of that.
Please contact a local attorney before may any decisions. I hope this helps
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