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What is a Petition to Compromise a Minor’s Claim?

July 7, 2022

You may have heard someone mention “minor’s comp” or “petition to compromise a minor’s claim” in the course of your case.  Now you want to know exactly what that means, and what it means for your case going forward.

Petition to compromise a minor’s claim, or “minor’s comp” for short, is a process in which the court must approve the settlement negotiated by the attorneys or parties when an underage person’s interests are involved.  An underage person cannot make their own decisions, so the parties, their attorneys, and the court must go through this process to determine and confirm the decisions on the underage person’s behalf.

This process involves the presentation of a lengthy form to the court, which they review.  The judge will look at all of the documents, the harms and losses to the minor, the settlement, the available money, any future medical care and other bills, and the attorney’s fees.  This is done to ensure the decision is fair to the child.

While there are many additional points considered in the process, this encapsulates the meaning and general purpose of a minor’s compromise.  Watch the video to learn more.

If you have additional questions about your personal injury claim or one involving a minor, I want you to call me at (559) 436-0850.  I welcome your call.  Visit our educational website at www.NunesLaw.com for more videos and media content from our law firm.

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