My step-mom who is terminally ill had an accident. Her attorney says that she should take a lump sum settlement rather than a structured settlement because she needs the money now and won’t be here to receive the payments over several years. She wants me to get any remaining payments – not a lump sum after she’s gone because she is afraid i’ll blow it all if I get the full amount at one time. How should she work this out?
She can go one of two ways here, one by way of a structured settlement and the other by way of a lump sum with a settlement trust.→ Read More