Greetings. It depends - on the type of injury, the reason for the settlement, etc.
Generally, disability is separate property but the court can take some disability for child support (the care of the children).
Settlements of personal injury or workers compensation are dealt with differently. Can you please be more specific about the situation?
If the settlement is considered marital (and there are a number of factors to consider here - including what type of settlement we are discussing), then the property is marital. If the settlement is separate, then the property is separate.
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