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Attorneys are beginning to look beyond cases typically targeted for structured settlements and recommending the settlement option to clients in a number of non-traditional, non-physical injury recoveries. Almost any type of non-physical settlement can and is being structured.
We work with clients and attorneys in California and around the country in creating structured settlements for medical malpractice, personal injury, product liability, workers’ compensation, mass torts and construction defect cases as well as for non-physical injury cases and attorney fees–all at no cost to the client.
Structured settlements are tax efficient and can have asset protection and spendthrift advantages too. Like other tax deferral ideas, their results are more impressive the longer their term and the slower they pay out. They aren’t for everyone, and you shouldn’t structure every nickel you receive. Once they are set up, they generally can’t be changed.
The end of the year usually means a last-minute scramble to reduce taxable income. Pushing income into 2011 will provide temporary tax relief but another option could provide even longer-term tax benefits: creating tax-deferred fee structures with payments (and thus taxes) paid over time.
For some the structured settlement process is best illustrated by sample structures.