Recovering Lost Settlement Paperwork

Recovering Lost Settlement Paperwork:  Learn how to find lost paperwork! According to the National Structured Settlement Trade Association (NSSTA), if you’ve lost your structured settlement paperwork:  not to worry! “Normally, if you have misplaced your paperwork, a copy can be obtained from a variety of sources.  Contact the company that is responsible for administering your payments, your attorney, the company that settled your case, or the broker that assisted you with the […] Continue reading Recovering Lost Settlement Paperwork

“CASH NOW” IS NOT “CASH NOW”

-THE LEGAL REALITIES OF Selling an Annuity or Structured Settlement for “CASH NOW”   We have all seen the commercials: “It’s my money, and I want it now!” – Or: “It’s Continue reading “CASH NOW” IS NOT “CASH NOW”

Examples of Ethical Lawyer Behavior

Ethical Lawyer When you hire a lawyer, they never stop responding to your letters or calls.  Ethical lawyers don’t want you to worry that they have stopped working on your case. Continue reading Examples of Ethical Lawyer Behavior

Structured Settlement Lawyer

Transfers of Structured Settlement Payment Rights Most Misunderstood Courthouse Terms G-L Guardian Ad Litem – A person appointed by the court to look after the interests of a minor or an incapacitated person whose property or rights are involved in litigation Guardianship – Legal right given to a person to be responsible for the food, housing, health care and other necessities of a person under 18 years of age Habeas Corpus – From the Latin “You have the body”.  An order commanding tha […] Continue reading Structured Settlement Lawyer

Some structured settlements may offer significant advantages

As a Structured Settlement Expert we always try to stay up to date on all articles regarding structured settlements. This one I found a little while ago and thought it was Continue reading Some structured settlements may offer significant advantages

The Disclosure Statement Revealed (Cal Ins Code Section 10136)

The Disclosure Statement Revealed (Cal Ins Code Section 10136)  “Disclosure Notice Required By Law [14-point boldface type] You are selling (technically called ‘transferring’) your right to receive your payments under a Continue reading The Disclosure Statement Revealed (Cal Ins Code Section 10136)

Brief History of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving re-enactment done for the documentaryDesperate Crossing.  Promotional image courtesy of Lone Wolf Documentary Group.The tradition of the Pilgrims’ first Thanksgiving is steeped in myth and legend. Few people realize that the Pilgrims did not celebrate Thanksgiving the next year, or any year thereafter, though some of their descendants later made a “Forefather’s Day” that usually occurred on December 21 or 22. Several Presidents, including George Washington, made one-time Thanks […] Continue reading Brief History of Thanksgiving

Federal Interest Rate Rise vs. Structured Settlements

Structured settlements are annuities.  Annuities grow faster when interest rates are higher.  There are “fixed” and “variable” annuity rates.  If you were issued a “fixed” annuity, this means there was a stated interest rate at purchase, and it’s guaranteed to stay at the same rate. This type of annuity will not be so affected by the rise in the Federal Interest Rate. If you were issued a “variable” annuity at purchase, this means the terms can change.   In oth […] Continue reading Federal Interest Rate Rise vs. Structured Settlements

Selling Your Structured Settlement in California

How a Lawyer is Critical to the Process of Considering Selling Your Structured Settlement in California Before 2010, if a defendant was court ordered to buy an annuity in court to Continue reading Selling Your Structured Settlement in California