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Child Injury and Next Friend

Child Injury and Next Friend

Whenever a child is injured, it sometimes makes sense from a legal standpoint to have a guardian ad litem appointed to look at the case from the child’s perspective and make decisions on behalf of the child, in the child’s best interest.  Parents need to understand that any significant amount of money that is provided in the form of settlement will have to be approved by both the guardian ad litem and the court in the jurisdiction where the case is pending and will have to be put in trust until the child reaches 18.  Most parents will not be able to get the full settlement amount because it has to be put aside for the child.

 



 

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