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February

Blog Posts in February, 2017

Probate and Settlement: Is Your Client Legally Authorized to Participate? Feb 28, 2017

There are a number of issues that can arise during settlement, not the least of which is matters surrounding probate . Probate laws vary by state and within each state, county probate courts have their own sets of rules and procedures. Settlements ...

What is Settlement Planning? Feb 23, 2017

If you are injured and expect to receive a settlement, your first instinct may be to take the lump sum in cash and be done with it. While it can be appealing to wrap up your lawsuit as quickly as possible and move on with your life, moving too ...

What is the Difference Between an Annuity and a Structured Settlement? Feb 21, 2017

Do you hear the terms “annuity” and “structured settlement” and think they are interchangeable? You’re not alone. Because they both pay out income over a period of time, along with some other overlapping qualities, it can be easy to confuse the two. ...

What is a Pooled Trust Account? Feb 15, 2017

If you have a loved one with a disability, you may have heard of special needs trusts (SNTs). When a disabled individual who is on needs-based benefits (e.g. SSI, Medicaid, etc.) receives an injury settlement, a special needs trust can help preserve ...

A Quick Guide to Determining Case Value Feb 3, 2017

Taking on a new case can involve considerable time and money for a law firm. Depending on the complexity of the case, it can be difficult to decide whether to go to trial or attempt to resolve it at mediation. Determining the case value up front can ...

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