Why Isn’t the Structure Funding in the Settlement Documents?

Those of you who work with us know that at McKellar, our Legal Department will assist in ensuring the Final Release or Judgment/Order applicable to your structured file is structure-compliant from a Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) perspective.  ...

Being Promised Better Returns? Don’t Forget About Those Hidden Management Fees!

Have you ever been offered a “great deal” for a flight or hotel, only to be frustrated after about additional fees or surcharges?  Hotels don’t advertise their additional “resort” fees, and some airlines charge more for your baggag...

New Federal Budget Makes Structured Settlements Even More Attractive for Seniors

Among other things, last week’s federal budget proposed legislation to boost Old Age Security (OAS) payments for seniors aged 75 and older by 10 percent, annually, beginning July, 2022. This is in addition to a one-time payment of $500.00 this ...

McKellar Valuation Tools: Which One Should You Use?

When preparing for settlement discussions, counsel and adjusters alike often turn to one or more of McKellar’s valuation tools.  Is it better to use a present value calculator or an annuity cost to determine the settlement value of a file?...