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    Let's Talk About: Suitability and Settlement Planning

    The Society of Settlement Planners (SSP) will host its virtual 2021 Annual Conference for February 23-25 and has already ...

    Podcast

    Settlement Nation Episode 14: Greyson Goody

    In this episode of Settlement Nation we sit down with Greyson Goody, a partner and senior trial attorney at The Simon Law Group, ...

    Podcast

    Settlement Nation Episode 12: Jason Neville & Jakob Norman

    In part two of this multiple part series of Settlement Nation, Courtney Barber chats with Jason Neville from the Spence Law Firm ...

    Podcast

    Settlement Nation Episode 11: Jason Neville & Jakob Norman

    In this multiple part series of Settlement Nation, Courtney Barber chats with Jason Neville from the Spence Law Firm and Jakob ...

    Podcast

    Settlement Nation Episode 10: Arash Homampour

    In this episode of Settlement Nation  we chat with Arash Homampour, a trial attorney and the owner of the Homampour Firm in ...

    ABLE Accounts

    IRS Publishes Final ABLE Regulations (Part 2)

    Since The ABLE Act created IRC 529A in 2014, 49 states have passed legislation to implement ABLE and ABLE accounts have become ...

    Podcast

    Settlement Nation Episode 9: Jim Avery

    In this episode of Settlement Nation we chat with Jim Avery, a plaintiff attorney and the owner of Avery Injury Law in Missouri. ...

    ABLE Accounts

    IRS Publishes Final ABLE Regulations

    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has published final regulations that provide guidance regarding programs under the Stephen ...

    Podcast

    Settlement Nation Episode 6: Keith Bruno

    In the first of this two-part series on Settlement Nation, we chat with with Keith Bruno, a trial attorney with Carpenter, ...

    Legs & Regs

    Re-cycled Structured Settlement Payment Rights

    Historically, most investors who purchase structured settlement payment rights from factoring companies are sophisticated ...

    Podcast

    Settlement Nation Episode 4: Megan Hottman

    This episode of Settlement Nation we chat with with Megan Hottman, a powerhouse health and wellness advocate, cycling enthusiast, ...

    Case Study

    Case Study: Catastrophic Injury

    A mother and her five-year-old son were in a car accident in 2018 and both suffered extensive injuries.  

    Podcast

    Settlement Nation Episode 3: Brian Ward

    This episode of Settlement Nation we chat with with Brian Ward, an attorney with Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley (CZ&R) out of Los ...

    ABLE Accounts

    Comparing the Advantages: ABLE Accounts vs. Special Needs Trusts

    The COVID-19 pandemic and near zero long term Treasury rates have required both structured settlement professionals and ...

    Podcast

    Settlement Nation Episode 2: Grant Lawson

    This episode of Settlement Nation is a discussion with plaintiff attorney Grant Lawson, a partner with the Metier Law Firm and ...

    Podcast

    Settlement Nation Episode 1: Michael Upchurch

    The Independent Life team is excited to introduce our new podcast, Settlement Nation!  In our inaugural episode, co-host, Chris ...

    Attorney Resources

    Revisiting the Grillo Case

    The Christina Grillo medical malpractice case reached a $2,500,000 settlement in Texas in 1990 – thirty years ago. Why is the ...

    Plaintiff Resources

    Certainty vs. Volatility: Reconfirming the Case for Structured Settlements

    The Wall Street Journal published an article on June 12, 2020 highlighting a fundamental reason why structured settlements are ...

    E-Book

    Free Download: 5 Misconceptions Attorneys Have About Structured Settlements

    Thank you for your interest in our e-book. Our goal is to help dispel any misconceptions attorneys may have about structured ...

    Plaintiff Resources

    How to Protect Your Settlement for Life

    Structured settlements offer many benefits compared to a lump sum settlement. One of the most important advantages is the option ...

    Plaintiff Resources

    How Can Public Benefits Supplement Your Structured Settlement?

    One of the first steps every personal injury plaintiff should take following an accident, with the assistance of your attorney or ...

    Plaintiff Resources

    What is a Structured Settlement Consultant and Why Do You Need One?

    According to the National Structured Settlement Trade Association, “Structured settlement consultants are available to discuss ...

    Structured Settlements

    Book Review: What You Can Expect When Expecting a Settlement

    Assuming you are a professional structured settlement consultant and/or settlement planner, what is the first advice you ...