Do I Have to split my daughter's insurance settlement with her father?
Question Details: I have 50/50 custody of my daughter and with father. She was with me in a car accident and I am the only one who brought her to the emergency room afterwards, one time. The insurance company is saying since it is joint custody that I have to split my daughter's settlement with her father even though this incident had nothing to do with him. Is there a way around this?
First off I am glad that your daughter is fine. Second, I am a little concerned that you would be trying to "split" anything, snce the funds should be being placed in an account for her benefit. I am assuming what the Insurance Company is doing is writing the check to her legal guardians - which indeed is both of you - and that insuring that neither of you will come back to claim any fraud against them. What you may want to do is seek legal advice as to how to create an account for her benefit that the check could be depositied in to. Good luck.
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