May 26, 2017

Child Injury & Guardianship

When a child injury case is settled for more than fifteen thousand dollars, Florida law provides a legal framework to protect the interests of the minor. In recent years, circuit courts have become more demanding in vetting potential guardians of the minor’s property due to instances of malfeasance that have resulted in the loss of settlement funds prior to the injured child reaching the age of majority. Our team is experienced in securing court approval of child settlement funds and ensuring funds are properly protected.

For a detailed breakdown of legal requirements based on the amount of recovery in a child injury case, see our flowchart and blog article:

2017 Child Settlement Flowchart

Child Injury Claims in Florida

Protecting Restricted Depository Funds

A Guardian’s Responsibilities