Section 6-11-55

Application for approval of transfer; notice.

(a) An application under this article for approval of a transfer of structured settlement payment rights shall be made by the transferee and may be brought in the county in which the payee resides, in the county in which the structured settlement obligor or the annuity issuer maintains its principal place of business, or in any court or before any responsible administrative authority which approved the structured settlement agreement.

(b) Not less than 20 days prior to the scheduled hearing on any application for approval of a transfer of structured settlement payment rights under Section 6-11-53, the transferee shall file with the court or responsible administrative authority a notice of the proposed transfer and the application for its authorization. Such notice and application shall include all of the following:

(1) A copy of the transferee's application.

(2) A copy of the transfer agreement.

(3) A copy of the disclosure statement required under Section 6-11-52.

(4) A listing of each of the payee's dependents, together with each dependent's age.

(5) Notification that any interested party is entitled to support, oppose, or otherwise respond to the transferee's application, either in person or by counsel, by submitting a written response to the court or responsible administrative authority or by participating in the hearing.

(6) Notification of the time and place of the hearing and notification of the manner in which and the time by which written responses to the application must be filed, which shall be not less than 15 days after service of the transferee's notice, in order to be considered by the court or responsible administrative authority.

(c) The notice and application required by subsection (b) shall be served on all interested parties in the manner provided by the Alabama Rules of Civil Procedure for the service of process.

(Act 2006-628, p. 1714, §6.)