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What Happens When a Past Client Decides to Sell Their Annuity

It’s common for some clients to ask their attorneys if it is possible to sell their structured settlement annuities which have been established years prior. Annuity holders are legally allowed to sell their annuities. However, Internal Revenue Code section 5891 and...

What Are the Special Needs Trust Distribution Guidelines?

Clients often ask us about the distribution guidelines of a special needs trust. Clients who will benefit from a special needs trust are most likely receiving needs-based government benefits like SSI and Medicaid, so it is a good idea for them to understand the items...

How to Protect Clients From a Large Tax Bill in Taxable Damage Cases

Here at Amicus Settlement Planners, most of the calls we receive are for case settlements that are based on a personal physical injury. But every now and then we get calls for a taxable damages case. Taxable damages lawsuits include cases involving breach of...

How Can Attorneys Protect Clients with Annuities from Factoring Companies?

Past settlement recipients who elected to receive all or a portion of their settlement funds via a structured settlement annuity might be tempted to sell their annuity payments to factoring companies (more commonly known as “cash now” companies). These companies often...

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