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California Code of Civil Procedure Section 704.150

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704.150.  (a) Except as provided in Article 5 (commencing with
Section 708.410) of Chapter 6, a cause of action for wrongful death
is exempt without making a claim.
   (b) Except as provided in subdivision (c), an award of damages or
a settlement arising out of the wrongful death of the judgment debtor'
s spouse or a person on whom the judgment debtor or the judgment
debtor's spouse was dependent is exempt to the extent reasonably
necessary for support of the judgment debtor and the spouse and
dependents of the judgment debtor.
   (c) Where an award of damages or a settlement arising out of the
wrongful death of the judgment debtor's spouse or a person on whom
the judgment debtor or the judgment debtor's spouse was dependent is
payable periodically, the amount of such a periodic payment that may
be applied to the satisfaction of a money judgment is the amount that
may be withheld from a like amount of earnings under Chapter 5
(commencing with Section 706.010) (Wage Garnishment Law).

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