How soon after signing settlement papers should I receive the money?

Asked on September 12, 2015 under Personal Injury, Florida


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

The settlement papers themselves should have said when you would receive the money--that is typically the case. If they did not, there is no hard and fast answer and time frame set by law. If you don't receive the money within, say, 30 days, it would be appropriate to send a letter, sent some way you can prove delivery, to the other party's lawyer or the other party directly, if they do not have attorney, requesting payment within, say, 10 days or you will sue for breach of contract the settlement is a contract.

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