Misconception #1: “My attorney knows all about structures.”

Not so. Most attorneys do not know the fundamentals or the myriad of settlement options that can dramatically impact your financial future. Attorneys are experts in securing the best settlement, judgment or award possible for you. Brokers are experts in maximizing the value and security of your settlement dollars.

As of 2018, there are 1.33 million licensed attorneys in the US and fewer than 800 licensed structured settlement brokers. Even assuming that every broker is also a lawyer, that means that less than one of every 1,660 attorneys is licensed to provide structured settlement advice.

Structures are a once-in-lifetime opportunity that you should ask an expert to design and explain. If your attorney does not bring a broker to the discussion, ask for one.