Is a Settlement Planner Necessary When Your Client Doesn’t Want to Structure?

A commonly held belief in the legal community is that settlement planners only provide structured settlement services. Unfortunately, that misconception can lead to missed opportunities to protect claimants’ long-term financial security. While we believe that structures are a valuable financial option for most personal injury settlements, not all cases will be the right fit for…

STOP! MAKE SURE YOU ANSWER THESE 5 QUESTIONS BEFORE SETTLING YOUR CASE

It’s tempting to wrap up your client’s settlement as quickly as possible. If you move too quickly, though, there are several issues that can derail the settlement before the money is in your client’s hands. Here are five questions to answer before signing the settlement agreement: Question 1: Does Your Client Currently Receive Needs-Based Government…

Is Your Client’s Settlement Opening You Up to Liability?

Plaintiffs who receive a personal injury settlement face a number of important considerations, not the least of which is whether or not they’ll risk losing government benefits if they elect to receive a lump sum. For the attorney, an uneducated client can be a potential red flag for a future malpractice case. ENTITLEMENT BENEFITS VS.…