Personal Injury Claims of Minor Children - What is a Guardian Ad Litem? What Laws Apply to the Appointment of a Guardian Ad Litem?


In Florida, there are a number of laws, statutes and court procedures that apply to the settlement of a personal injury claim for a minor child. In some cases, the Court appoints a Guardian Ad Litem. What is a Guardian Ad Litem? When is a Guardian Ad Litem appointed on cases involving the approval of a personal injury settlement for a minor child?

What is a Guardian Ad Litem?

A Guardian Ad Litem (in personal injury settlement matters) is typically a local attorney with experience in handling or reviewing the claims of a minor. The Guardian Ad Litem is appointed to look after the financial interest and well being of the minor child pertaining to the proposed settlement. The Guardian Ad Litem will typically address the following issues and others:

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