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

Structured Settlement Lawyer Review

The preceding article talks about a judge and his findings for best interests and the initial protection acts that were established. As a structured settlement lawyer that was involved in the “lock box” days, I understood the need for legislation. Today I work mostly on the side of the seller as an Independent Professional Advisor, where my primary purpose I believe is to protect the best interest of the seller. First thing I look at is the Fair Market Appraisal of the payments being sold, since I know in California that is one of the first things the judges will […]

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Structured Settlement Lawyer Review

Structured Settlement Lawyer 800.200.4384 In this article Earl Nesbitt, which I have had the pleasure of meeting and discussing the structured settlement industry with. He has carefully dissected in a basic terms way the problems of the Maryland structured settlement transfer court procedure. The structured settlement protection act in Maryland already states; 5-1101(c) Independent professional advice.–“Independent professional advice means advice of an attorney, certified publi […] Continue reading Structured Settlement Lawyer Review

Structured Settlement Purchase Industry

Here is another article that we found that give credence to the need for a Structured Settlement Attorney, to act as your Independent Professional Advisor when you are selling a structured settlement 10 Things We Learned About The Structured Settlement Purchase Industry By Ashlee Kieler August 28, 2015 Report after report finds that payday lenders, auto title loan firms and pension advance operations unfairly target vulnerable consumers with high fees and questionable terms, but a new investigative piece from The Washington Post shows that are some lesser-known, but very lucrative players offering quick cash to vulnerable consumers: structured settlement purchasing companies. […]

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Lawmakers ask attorney general to probe structured settlement buyouts

 Structured Settlement Buyouts As a Structured Settlement Attorney that represents sellers of structured settlements as an Independent Professional Advisor, we found this article very interesting. By Terrence McCoy September 1 at 7:50 PM Two members of the U.S. Congress have written a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch requesting an investigation into whether companies that purchase settlement payment rights have violated federal law amid mounting criticism that some deals have taken advantage of vulnerable residents in poor, urban communities.“Our goal is to have the Attorney General’s office take a deep dive into these practices and expose wrongdoing, because clearly we […]

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10 Steps to sell structured settlement

I have been thinking about this for a while now, basically there are people out there who have structured settlements and have never sold a portion of them and have no idea that you can, or how to sell a structured settlement. On the opposite side I know that there are people out there who are pros at selling portions of structured settlements, that I’m sure could benefit from a little more information from a structured settlement attorney that provides structured settlement advice as an Independent Professional Advisor. So we start off and you have a monthly or lump sum […]

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J.G. Wentworth securitization of structured settlements

This article we found deal directly with concerns typically issued from our private investor clients wishing to have us independently review their purchase of secondary market annuities. The Law Offices of Continue reading J.G. Wentworth securitization of structured settlements

Court appointed Guardians Ad Litem Are Not Independent Professional Advisors; 

From time to time we run across articles that we believe are well written, and not just for advertisement. When we do find such articles we like to share them with our readers. this is one of those articles we found, written by an attorney, and seems to be on the mark when it comes to talking about independent professional advice. Guardians Ad Litem Are Not Independent Professional Advisors The sale of a structured settlement to a factoring company will involve a court proceeding. I […] Continue reading Court appointed Guardians Ad Litem Are Not Independent Professional Advisors;