In certain circumstances, money from the settlement of a case is put into a blocked account. This usually happens when the injured person is a minor or incompetent. So, how do you get the money out if you need it?
You must petition the court to get the money. There are forms that need to be filled out. You have to set a hearing and ask the court to release the money. Make sure you know exactly how much you need and what it will be used for. Include estimates or quotes and make sure that the court understands why the money needs to be released.
This is one of those things that you could do yourself, but if you are going to attempt it, you should retain an attorney to review the forms so you do not have any problems. Even better – just hire an attorney on an hourly basis to get this done for you or go back to your original attorney to assist you.