You cannot sell a structured settlement in California until you first get Court Approval (See the California Structured Settlement Protection Act, Cal. Ins. Code Sections 10134-10139.5).
TO INCREASE YOUR CHANCES of Court Approval, you should engage the services of the Law Offices of Eugene A. Ahtirski to act as an "Independent Professional Advisor".
YOU HAVE THE LEGAL RIGHT TO RECEIVE UP TO $1,500.00 FOR Independent Professional Advice AT NO COST (See the California Structured Settlement Protection Act, Cal. Ins. Code Sections 10136(b).
The Law offices of Eugene A. Ahtirski has over 20 years of experience in providing Independent Professional Advice to California Sellers of structured settlement payments. We provide services State wide.
As your Independent Professional Advisor, The Law Offices of Eugene A. Ahtirski WILL:
Let the Law Offices of Eugene A. Ahtirski work for you at NO COST as your Independent Professional Advisor to make sure you are being treated fairly and to help increase your chance of Court Approval!
A. DEFINITION OF "INDEPENDENT PROFESSIONAL ADVICE: Cal. Ins. Code, Section 10134(f):
(f) "Independent professional advice" means advice of an attorney, certified public accountant, actuary, or other licensed professional adviser meeting all of the following requirements:
(1) The adviser is engaged by a claimant or payee to render advice concerning the legal, tax, or financial implications of a structured settlement or a transfer of structured settlement payment rights.
(2) The adviser's compensation for rendering independent professional advice is not affected by occurrence or lack of occurrence of a settlement or transfer.
(3) A particular adviser is not referred to the payee by the transferee or its agent, except that the transferee may refer the payee to a lawyer referral service or agency operated by a state or local bar association.
B. NO COST TO THE SELLER: Cal. Ins. Code, Section 10136(b): "You are advised to seek independent legal or financial advice regarding the transaction and, under the law, the cost of that advice, up to one thousand five hundred dollars ($1,500), will be paid by the transferee, the person or entity to whom you have agreed to transfer and assign the payments in question".
In short, persons that receive Independent Professional Advice have a much higher chance of obtaining Court Approval. Judges want all sellers to receive independent professional advice, especially because it is available to all sellers at no cost to them. There are few firms with more experience in helping California sellers of structured settlements of than the Law Offices of Eugene A. Ahtirski. We assist sellers throughout all courts in California. Contact our offices toll free at 800-200-4384. Or, visit www.eahtirski.com for additional details.