Court Approval of Minor's Settlement
I have a case where a parent was appointed as GAL under 12 OS 2017 for a client with a brain injury. Case is settling. Do we need court approval because there's a GAL or does GAL have authority to resolve case without court involvement?
Answer: Whether the law requires court approval, you need court approval. I had a case one time where neither the plaintiff's lawyer nor the insurance company required a trust deposit pursuant to 12 O.S. Sec. 83. The parents went south with the kid's money and, when the kid turned 18, the lawyer's malpractice carrier got to pay it again.
Posted on Wed, November 27, 2013
by Travis Law Office filed under