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by Joseph H. Neill

The Missouri legislature recently passed SB 295 – the “Missouri Statutory Thresholds for Settlements Involving Minors Act” – easing requirements for finalizing settlements of personal injury and other claims involving minor children.[1] The bill (now codified as Section 436.700, RSMo) was effective August 28, 2021. With the newly enacted statute, claimants and adverse parties can expect to save a lot of time and expense on attorneys’ fees and court costs. The key point is that if certain conditions are met,[2] court approval is no longer required to settle a claim on behalf

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