Can A Structured Settlement Benefit Claimants of All Ages?

Claimants who will be receiving settlement awards may have questions and concerns about their finances and the well-being of their families.   Whether a claimant is just starting out in life, is an adult with a family of their own, or has been retired for years, each has a unique set of needs. Utilizing a carefully…

Claimants’ Top 3 Settlement Questions, Answered

Depending on the complexity of a claimant’s case, attorneys sometimes spend years working to achieve a positive outcome. While settlement represents the closure of one chapter, it can also bring up a host of concerns for the claimant. Here are three questions we regularly hear from claimants during the settlement process: #1: What is the…

What Goods and Services Are Eligible for Special Needs Trust Distributions?

Disabled individuals who receive needs-based government benefits run the risk of losing eligibility if they accept a lump sum settlement. Fortunately, a special needs trust (SNT) may help the disabled individual maintain benefit eligibility while protecting their assets. The trustee of the special needs trust (e.g. a parent/guardian or a corporate trustee) is in charge…