Father Electrocuted Leaving Orphan
In this case we were approached very shortly after a young single father was tragically electrocuted in a workplace accident, leaving his daughter orphaned and in the care of friends who had agreed to be the child’s godparents. They came seeking help becoming her custodian. Not only did we do that, but we helped these friends understand the importance of becoming the administrators of the father’s estate in probate and then prosecuting a personal injury case as estate administrators against the negligent parties, leading to one of the largest personal injury awards in Stevens County history of nearly $2 million. The bulk of the award was placed in a staggered trust fund for the daughter to provide her with resources for schooling and counseling and to make the rest of her life a bit easier after a very traumatic childhood.