Attorneys who prepare special needs trusts may be called in by personal injury attorneys to provide advice regarding the type of trust to use, allocation of a settlement, options for provision of support, the need for or eligibility for public benefits, management of liens and claims, investment models, and taxation. This presentation will provide an outline of the techniques crucial to providing this type of advice to these attorneys and the individuals and families that they represent, including an overview of Qualified Settlement Funds (QSF’s) and Medicare Set-Asides (MSA’s).
Originally presented as part of the 5th Annual Special Needs Institute
Address selecting the case that is ripe for settlement, determining the correct timing for settlement discussions, and preparing the case, your client, and yourself for a successful mediation. Also cover best lawyer practices when participating in a mediation.