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If you filed the law suit in your name, and the award was to you and your grand daughter, then you are the person that is legally entitled to the money (as well as your grand daughter). In this situation, in most cases, if the grand daughter is a minor, the money due to her (typically 50% of the total award) will be placed into a trust until she reaches a certain age. You can have a trust administrator that can disburse money as needed until she reaches adulthood.
In short, though, if you were awarded this by name by a court, then the money is only yours and your grand daughter's money, period.
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