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Options for Lawsuit Settlement Winners Receiving Periodic Payments

On January 22,2002, President George W. Bush signed into law a bill that protects individuals who must sell their structured settlement payments to meet unplanned financial needs. H.R.2884
Victims of Terrorism Tax Relief Act of 2001 (Signed by the President January 22,2002))

Under a structured settlement, a lawsuit plaintiff will not receive compensation in one lump sum but will receives a periodic stream of payments according to the terms of the structured settlement. This bill makes it mandatory for individuals to seek court approval when they sell their structured settlement payments to meet some urgent financial need.

Sometimes circumstances in life arise for individuals who are receiving a structured insurance settlement. Now they are in a position to consider selling all or a portion of their scheduled payments in exchange for a lump sum of cash upfront. Researching and exploring for the best deals available will definitely prove beneficial to the individual who is selling their insurance settlement. Big picture wise, don't rush, be sure to do your homework before selling a structured settlement and find out what the best terms and options are available from a buyer of structured settlements.

Some quick tips when searching for a settlement buyer:

1. Call around and compare information and rates
2. Check your top option with the Better Business Bureau
3. Consult an attorney, financial planner, and/or tax advisor
4. Ask Questions

Since your future and plans are at stake, acquiring necessary knowledge and information well in advance, is a simple matter of common sense.

Jason M Rigler

National Director

Prosperity Partners

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Companies accused of misleading consumers about settlements will pay restitution, attorney general's office says
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Moody's assigns definitive ratings to JG Wentworth structured settlement securitization (press release)
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Attorney settlement leads to Father Joe Villages donation
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Father Joe's Villages President and CEO Deacon Jim Vargas said he was not aware of the charity benefiting from a lawsuit settlement in the past, but he was delighted it had happened. “I applaud him for coming up with the idea,” he said. “While he could ...

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Contrasting Emergent Capital (EMGC) and Security National Financial (SNFCA)
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Schulte Roth & Zabel Announces Promotions
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Stephen M. Schauder, a partner in the Structured Finance & Derivatives Group, focuses his practice on asset-backed securitizations and warehouse credit facilities. He has represented underwriters, issuers, lenders and borrowers across a variety of ...

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Emergent Capital, Inc. (EMG) Stock Rating Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research
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AM Best Affirms Issue Credit Ratings of 321 Henderson Receivables V LLC
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