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

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