What Is a Structured Settlement?
A structured settlement is an alternative to taking the full cash payment at the time of settlement. A structured settlement will make income tax-free payments to the injured party over time to maximize the settlement proceeds.
We listen closely to your clients’ needs and design plans that will fit their life and their future. In setting up a structured settlement, we consider monthly income needs, establishment of trusts, retirement funding, children’s education, as well as other individual needs. We provide the most personalized structure possible for each of your clients.
QUALIFIED: Used in Physical Injury / Wrongful Death Cases
Qualified structured settlements allow plaintiffs to stretch settlement funds to provide peace-of-mind for the future. As a victim of a personal injury, your clients find themselves in a situation where the settlement is meant to take care of financial losses. Resulting funds should be invested in a very low-risk, but competitive financial vehicle. Most people are concerned with the possibility of losing these critical funds through poor investment choices or as a result of a volatile marketplace.
A Qualified structured settlement is a financial tool that offers tax-free, guaranteed payments over time. With a Qualified structured settlement, your clients can receive income for the rest of their lives– GUARANTEED!
NON-QUALIFIED: Used for Non-Physical Injury Cases
Non-Qualified structured settlements are a wonderful tool for those settling non-physical injury cases. The structure allows the settlement funds to grow tax-deferred.
CASES ELIGIBLE FOR NON-QUALIFIED STRUCTURED SETTLEMENT:
- Employment (exclusive of lost wages)
- False Arrest
- Civil Rights (if no physical injury occurred)
- Breach of Contract
- Sexual Harassment
- Punitive Damages
- Property Damages
- Environmental Claims
- Psychological / Emotional Distress (if no physical injury occurred)
- Coverage Buyouts
- Property Disputes
- E&O, D&O Claims
- Some Estate Distributions
- Whistleblower Settlements