What is the Structured Settlement Expert Directory?
The Structured Settlement Expert Directory is the only comprehensive and objective directory listing of structured settlement experts, agents, brokers and consultants who specialize in the design, planning and placement of structured settlements, as well as the purchase of structured settlement payment streams for those looking for advice on how best to proceed with that complex decision. The Structured Settlement Expert Directory is national in scope and our listed experts will soon be able to assist you in all 50 states as well as most major metropolitan areas.
How do I find a structured settlement expert in my city or state?
The quickest way to locate a structured settlement expert in your state is to simply click on the state, city or region listing on the right side of the web page and you will find the expert or agent for your state or metro region. If we don't currently have a confirmed expert for your particular state or city, please email us at the "contact link" here on the top of this page and we will work to help you locate a structured settlement expert in your state or city.
How can I find out more about an expert in my state that I might want to contact?
Each expert profile will provide the name, address and contact number for the agent, or agents, in your state or metro region. We will also provide photos, video interviews, links to their web pages and social profiles, so that you are able to learn more about them, their professional practice and to decide if you would like to contact them directly. While the owners of the directory make every attempt to verify the professional status and experience of each expert listed, please understand that we can not endorse any particular agent or expert. You need to do your own due diligence in researching them, but our standards for listing and staying listed typically provide you with a base line of information necessary to determine if a particular agent or expert is someone you want to work with.
What are the minimum standards for listing of an expert in the directory?
The standards for inclusion in the directory include the following:
- The agent or management of a company must agree to a phone interview and verification process administered by the directory owners.
- We determine if the settlement planner or expert is licensed in the state in which they are listed andif they have evidence of carrying professional liability coverage specific to the profession they primarily engage in.
- Listed experts and agents must belong to one of the three industry professional associations, either SSP, NASP or NSSTA, and have demonstrated that they have been continuously engaged in the settlement planning, structured settlement or settlement purchasing profession for at least 3 years. We also will consider an expert if they have a documented affiliation with a firm or individual that does meet the above listed qualifications and who supervises their settlement planning, consulting or purchasing practice.
Who manages the directory?
The Structured Settlement Expert Directory is owned and administered by Wahlstrom & Associates. The independent original news and commentary is provided by The Settlement Channel, one of the leading online information sources for all matters related to structured settlements.
Who provides the content and broadcasts for the directory?
The content for the directory is provided by The Settlement Channel news feed which is a broadcast written and produced by the Settlement Channel and is their exclusive copyright material and content. All directory members and experts are encouraged to produce at least three videos annually to discuss issues of local and regional importance in the state for which they are listed in order to retain their directory listing as current and professionally relevant.