Our daughter will be getting a settlement soon for an injury that she suffered. We need to set up a trust for that money to be put into. To make matters more complicated, this child is disabled and will never be able to support herself. The PI lawyer that we have, hasn't been as helpful as I'd like answering our questions. Can anyone point me to a good website that will explain the different types of trusts that there are? From what I've been told by the lawyer, the money will need to go into an insured bank account. We've decided for right now, to open a 13 month CD (the rate is 5.25%). We will need court approval to take money out or reinvest the money. We also want to protect the money as best that we can so that it's not all eaten up by taxes and the government when she is no longer covered under DH's health insurance. It's won't be a huge sum (around $17,000-$20,000) and it's quite sad that the lawyer is actually getting more than she is since he takes his cut before the health insurance is reimbursed for the medical expenses and the fees are paid. Has anyone here been through this or maybe possibly offer some advice? We're in IL if that matters Thanks!