CHAPTER 11

 
 
SETTLEMENT OR COMPROMISE
ACTIONS INVOLVING MINORS,
INCAPACITATED PERSONS,
OR WRONGFUL DEATH CLAIMS
 
 

11.1
General Rules and Procedures

 
 
 
 

The rules for obtaining approval for litigation settlements involving minors, incapacitated persons or wrongful death and survival actions are set forth in Pennsylvania Rules of Civil Procedure 2039, 2064 and 2206. The local Philadelphia rules, procedures and forms are contained in Joint General Court Regulation Trial Division and Orphans' Court Division No. 97-1 ("Joint Court Regulation 97-1") and Local Phila. R. Civ. P. Nos. 2039.1, 2039.2 and 2206. Note: Joint Court Regulation 97-1 specifically states that to the extent that local rules 2039.1, 2039.2 and 2206 differ from the terms of the Regulation, Joint Court Regulation 97-1 governs and the contrary provisions of the local rules are rescinded. The following forms are modeled after the forms in Joint General Court Regulation No. 97-1. There are currently no local rules governing special needs trusts.

 
 
 

As this book goes to print it is expected that the Court may repeal Joint Court Regulation 97-1 and replace it with another Regulation. Check the most recent rules whenever preparing any Petition or other document under this Chapter.

 
 
 

 
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