What are structured settlements? Well they are basically periodic payments decided by the court of justice. According to Internal Revenue Code, structured settlements are cash arrangements. The cases of structured settlements became more famous in the United States during the early 1970s. Before United States, the structured settlements were being practiced in Canada. Now, people find it a good way to settle a lawsuit. Moreover, structured settlements provide an easy financial cushion to claimant as well as to the defendant. Settlements are legal in the United States, but sometimes people find it hard to cover their financial needs because they find that the payments in installments are not helping them out. In such cases most of the people, try to sell their settlements.
It is like selling the remaining settlements for a lump sum of money. One must know that it is not important to sell all the settlements at once, but a person can sell 50% or even 25% of his structured settlements. One must also know that he will not receive the entire exact value of his settlements if he will sell them. He will have to sell it on a discount rate. Furthermore, the seller will have to search for a good buyer for his settlements, as well.