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DEATH B4 SETTLEMENT - c1nthya - 12-18-2010 05:58 PM
QUESTION: My life partner/roommate of 15 yrs. does everything for me Everything! I couldnt walk for 6 mos (both legs crushed at work). She did it all; paperwork for all agencies, all communications with attorney, doctors, PT, meds, drove, cooked, cleaned, washed, shopped, bathed, etc. Now, I've been diagnosed with Stage IV Colorectal Cancer (not related). If I die b4 I settle and if I name her in my will as my sole beneficiary can she continue with the suit?
RE: DEATH B4 SETTLEMENT - jayne - 12-18-2010 07:31 PM
most likely not.......however different states different rules....ask your lawyer...
RE: DEATH B4 SETTLEMENT - 1171 - 12-18-2010 09:23 PM
the issue is not whether you are dependent upon them.
it's whether they can be considered your dependent.
there is no one answer for every state.
RE: DEATH B4 SETTLEMENT - 1171 - 12-18-2010 10:37 PM
RE: DEATH B4 SETTLEMENT - c1nthya - 12-19-2010 03:19 AM
(12-18-2010 07:31 PM)jayne Wrote: most likely not.......however different states different rules....ask your lawyer...We're in California. Would you happen to know the law for us?
RE: DEATH B4 SETTLEMENT - jayne - 12-19-2010 11:59 AM
1171 will in calif
RE: DEATH B4 SETTLEMENT - 1171 - 12-19-2010 01:12 PM
(12-19-2010 03:19 AM)c1nthya Wrote:
in california all temporary and permanent disability end upon the employees death. however accrued payments would be payable to their dependents.