Thank you. The very fact that he is refusing to let you have any details is in itself suspicious.
There is a three-year time limit to bring a claim for personal injury but that 3 year limit doesn’t start to run until the child reaches 18.
Your husband will have parental responsibility for the child because you were married and therefore he is entitled to settle the claim and if it has been settled on a full and final basis, it doesn’t matter what has happened since, that’s the end of it.
She may have a negligence claim against him but that’s a different issue altogether.
If it has been settled altogether, the payment would normally be made to the parent who would then sign a “parental indemnity” which puts the parent in the frame for a claim if the parent runs off with the money.
What you can’t do of course is beat him with a stick until he gives you details of the claim and your only remedy is to make an application to court for pre-and disclosure of the settlement and to ask the court to award the costs against him on the basis that he is being grossly unreasonable.
You may find that a strongly worded letter from a solicitor threatening a court application and an application for costs, may focus the mind without actually the need to get to court.
Check your house insurance to see if you have legal expenses cover that would pay for the legal cost of taking this to court. Unlikely, but do check.
If he has the money and has spent it, then it’s theft/fraud and a matter for the police.
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