If there are 3 children in a malpractice suit for their mother can one of the children refuse the settlement and leave it to the other 2?
If one plaintiff in a jointly-filed case wishes to opt out of any settlement, he must file to have his complaint severed from the other petitioners. However, depending on the current stage of the case, the Court may not grant the request.
Can a spouse refuse to contribute financially to mortgage and utilities then still get half in settlement?
As long as no court actions have been taken against the mother for abandoning the children she can still show up again and demand to see her children. Only court action take take away her parental rights. If the father (or guardian) went to court after the abandonment to get custody he can refuse to allow the mother to see the kids, but the mother can take him to court to gain access to the…