How can I find out if my ex-wife received a lawsuit settlement on my late son who I had raised by myself?

He passed away 5 years ago.

Asked on April 19, 2014 under Malpractice Law, North Carolina


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

You can find out if the matter was settled from the court in which the lawsuit had been filed--it would not list the terms of the settlement, but it would be listed as "filed." If the court has a good onlince case access system, you can check this out online; otherwise, you'd need to go the court clerk's office.

If you don't know the court, or if you determine that there was a settlement and next want to find out what it was, you would need to subpoena her to get the information. This is not necessarily procedurally easy for a non-lawyer; you should consult with an attorney and let a lawyer help you.

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