My ex-boyfriend was killed in an accident. With him being unmarried and my child being his only surviving child, he was awarded a large sum of money in the subsequent lawsuit. As he was 10 at the time, I set up an annuity to be dispersed between the age of 18 and 35. He also will accrue a hefty amount of interest because of this.
Two years after the settlement (4 years after the accident) my lawyer received a letter stating there was another child, whose mother wanted him to be included in the settlement. We never knew