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FAQ: What is a Friendly Hearing?


We often represent minors in car wrecks and have to set up a friendly hearing. My clients want to know what a friendly hearing is and what they should expect.

A friendly hearing is a lawsuit where a minor is involved. Normally the case has settled and in order to disburse the money the friendly suit has to be filed, an ad litem has to be appointed and the money gets disbursed to the registry of the court until the minor turns 18. It’s friendly because the cases generally are just to make sure that the best interest of the minor is for the settlement to be disbursed and all parties have agreed to the terms.

The ad litem appointed to the minor generally has the last say so in the disbursal and settlement and also gets paid for representation.

If you have any further questions about a Friendly hearing or Friendly lawsuit call our law firm today 361-454-1000 210-904-1000 512-543-1000 956-242- 7000

Main Office, Corpus Christi:

921 N. Chaparral Suite 100
Corpus Christi, Texas 78401

Phone: 361-454-1000

San Antonio Office:

700 N. St. Mary's Suite 1400
San Antonio, Texas 78205

Phone: 210-904-1000

Austin Office:

3800 N. Lamar Suite 200
Austin, Texas 78756

Phone: 512-543-1000

Edinburg Office:

204 E Cano
Edinburg, Texas 78539

Phone: 956-242-7000

Houston Office:

1700 Post Oak Boulevard 2 Blvd Place
Houston, Texas 77056

Phone: 713-660-7018

Laredo Office:

1100 Matamoros Suite 200
Laredo, Texas 78040-7804

Phone: 956-242-7000

Dallas Office:

2911 Turtle Creek Suite 300
Dallas, Texas 75219

Phone: 972-363-6616

Victoria Office

101 W. Goodwin Suite 750
Victoria, Texas 77901

Phone 361-575-3101

Port Lavaca Office

402 W. Main St.
Port Lavaca, Texas 77979

Phone 361-552-3100

Brownsville Office

222 N Expressway 77 Suite 100
Brownsville 78521

Main Phone 956-242-7000

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