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Help attorneys navigate the complexities of litigation while supporting their clients in achieving lifelong financial security and independence.

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Why Structuring SMALL Settlements Can Mean BIG Benefits: Case Examples Feb 23, 2018

It is understood that structured settlements are a safe financial vehicle widely used for injury victims receiving large settlements. As settlement planners, we are frequently asked if it is also appropriate to structure smaller settlements. The ...

Are Structured Settlements Beneficial for Claimants of Any Age? Feb 1, 2018

Structured settlements are an excellent tool for preserving settlement proceeds in a tax-favored financial vehicle. With their flexible design, the injured claimant can select a plan to provide monthly, quarterly, semi-annual or annual payments, and ...

Are You Failing to Retain your Own Settlement Planning Expert? Jan 19, 2018

When it comes to settlement, each side should engage their own experts. The claimant is entitled to representation by a plaintiff-loyal settlement professional, rather than relying solely on a defense broker engaged by the liability insurer or ...

Qualified Settlement Funds: A Favorable Option for Both Sides Jan 12, 2018

Qualified Settlement Funds (also referred to as “QSFs” or 468B trusts ) are often the preferred option for resolving settlements involving multiple claimants. While QSFs provide many benefits for claimants, there are also certain characteristics that ...

Settlement Planner Spotlight: Claudine Homolash, Esq. Jan 4, 2018

Primary Office Location: Philadelphia, PA What line of work were you in before you became a settlement planner? I was a practicing attorney in the field of plaintiffs’ product liability and personal injury litigation. What do you enjoy most about ...

Protecting Government Benefits with a Pooled Trust Dec 28, 2017

Disabled individuals who are awarded injury settlements under $500,000 may experience financial consequences with lifelong implications. Those who receive needs-based government benefits (e.g., Medicaid, SSI) will likely lose benefit eligibility if ...

What is a Qualified Settlement Fund and Why is it Useful? Dec 18, 2017

Each individual involved in a multi-claimant case has unique medical needs, financial circumstances, and issues that could potentially delay the resolution of the settlement. A qualified settlement fund (QSF) is a financial tool that provides a ...

Answers to Your Top Attorney Fee Deferral Questions Dec 4, 2017

As 2017 comes to an end, we’ve rounded up our most frequently asked questions about attorney fee deferrals. From choosing a payee to determining the tax consequences, here is everything you need to know to take advantage of a financial opportunity ...

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We are proud to partner with the highest rated structured settlement providers in the industry:

  • American general Life Companies
  • Berkshire Hathaway Structured Settlements
  • Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston
  • MetLife
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • New York Life
  • Pacific Life
  • Prudential