Plaintiff lawyers should not simply avoid a structured settlement during periods of global financial uncertainty because such a decision could have life impacting consequences to a tort victim.
This is because that once a release has been signed (either with a defendant, insurer or qualified settlement fund trustee) the tax benefits of a structured settlement
are forever lost.
A Treasury Funded Structured Settlement may be used alone, in conjunction with a structured settlement annuity as a part of a diversification strategy, or using the annuity as the lifetime payment “caboose”. Payments from a "Treasury Bond Trust" can pour over into a Settlement Preservation Trust
or Settlement Planning Trust.
A Treasury Funded Structured Settlement can be used to fund settlements in a wide variety of cases involving either taxable or non taxable damages, including (but not limited to) Structured Attorney Fees; Divorce, Construction Defects, Breach of Contract, Workers Compensation, Disability Buyouts, Employment Litigation, Structured Installment Sales, Legal Malpractice, Environmental clean ups, Lottery and other contests, Punitive Damage, Property Disputes.
The Trade Off Between Treasury Funded and Annuity Funded Structured Settlements
There is a trade off to the added security offered by using a United States Treasury Bond Funded Structured Settlement, the yield is generally lower than annuity funded structured settlements. Furthermore, one cannot contract for lifetime payments, which are the province of annuity funded structured settlements.
For more information on United States Treasury Bond Funded Structured Settlements please contact Master Structured Settlement Consultant John Darer at (888)325-8640. The call is toll-free in the United States.