Structured Settlements

Does Receiving Funds in an IOLTA Impact Government Benefits?

Two common questions we get from attorneys are, “Does receiving settlement funds into my IOLTA account impact my client's government benefits?” and “Can my IOLTA account fund the client’s special needs trust?” In most states, it is perfectly acceptable to receive the...

Case Study: What Comprehensive Settlement Planning Looks Like

We are often asked: “What do you mean by comprehensive settlement planning?” It’s easiest to demonstrate the value of comprehensive settlement planning through a brief case study. In this scenario (based on an actual, recent case). We recently were brought in to help...

Don’t Send a Client’s Settlement Check to a Family Member

One question we often get from attorneys that are working with clients that are on Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Medicaid is this: “Can we send a settlement check to a client’s relative to preserve their government benefits? This client doesn't want to set up...

When You Need to Worry About Constructive Receipt in PI Cases

What is Constructive Receipt? Constructive receipt is a doctrine — applicable only in situations where a structured settlement annuity will be used — stating that the settlement money is deemed received by the client when the settlement funds are deposited into the...

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