In the legal context, anyone under the age, usually, of eighteen (18) years. A Minor cannot sue or be sued in his or her own name and requires that a guardian or representative be appointed by the court to handle the minors interests. Usually its an adult family member who’s appointed guardian. The settlement of a minors case can only be done by the guardian with court approval. The minors settlement proceeds will be placed into a Trust Account for the minors benefit and cannot be withdrawn without court approval or until the minor turns 18 years of age.