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LSPR 98.16W
ESTATES – GUARDIANSHIP – SETTLEMENT OF CLAIMS OF MINORS AND INCAPACITATED PERSONS

     (a) Hearing.
     (1) The party who is petitioning for approval of a settlement under this rule must nominate a Settlement Guardian ad Litem and present the nominee’s qualifications to the court. The motion to appoint a SGAL may be presented ex parte.
     (2) Petitions for approval of settlements shall be noted on the Friday Motion Calendar of the assigned judge, absent good cause for immediate action. The court may excuse the appearance of counsel at its discretion.
     (3) Judge’s copies of the guardian ad litem’s or independent counsel’s report and the petition for approval of the settlement shall be submitted to the court not later than noon seven calendar days before the scheduled hearing.

[Effective September 1, 2002; amended effective September 1, 2011, September 1, 2015.]