Now that you have decided on what you are selling and what company will be providing you a lump sum in exchange for your structured settlement, it is time to coordinate the execution of the documents related to your structured settlement.
As each state has a slightly different system, the conversation below is meant to be just be a general explanation. The company you are working with should be able to walk you through how the state where you live works.
There should be no issue whatsoever in requesting the company send you a copy of what you will be asked to sign in advance of the signing. This will give you time to review the documents before the signing takes place. You can also always review the documents when the Notary brings them to you. If you are uncomfortable with the documents in any way, you should not sign them
Once the documents are notarized and signed, the Notary will often send the documents back to the company via facsimile or overnight mail. Once the company receives the documents back and confirms all the necessary pages have been properly signed, they will send them off an attorney that is licensed in the state where you live (and that will represent the company at the hearing), so that they can go ahead and get the Structured Settlement Petition Filed.