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Probate Court - Lake County, Ohio

Minor Settlement

   Definition 
     1.  Provide a copy of the child’s birth certificate along witha statement of the examining physician and a narrative statement of the proffered settlement with a description of the occurrence, the injury or damage, the treatment progress and current prognosis by the treating physicians, and other proposed or actual settlements resulting from said occurrence being paid to persons other than this minor. 
    2.  The applicant files an Application to Settle a Minor's Claim with application fee.  The application is scheduled for hearing.  The attorney, applicant and minor must appear at the hearing. 
    3.  A verification of Receipt and Deposit and Report of Distribution are due 30 days after entry is filed. 
    4.  If minor is receiving over $25,000.00, the applicant must also file an Application for Appointment of Guardian of Minor to be appointed guardian of the Estate.