What services are provided with your Legal Shield membership?
Available in the United States and Canada. There are some slight differences for each state or province, but these are the general service offerings. Consult your own personal legal service agreement for exact details.
Free legal advice on unlimited topics. Toll-free telephone consultation and 1 hour of legal research for no additional charge. This can include preexisting legal matters. Speak to a lawyer without worrying about the high hourly costs!
24/7 emergency access to a lawyer if you are arrested or detained, involved in an injury traffic accident, served with a warrant, or the state tries to take your children.
One letter or phone call per personal legal subject matter made by your provider law firm on your behalf, if the lawyer believes it the best way to resolve an issue.
Legal documents reviewed. Unlimited number of personal legal documents of 10 pages or less. One home business (not corporation or partnership in the basic coverage) document per year of 10 pages or less.
Will preparation. Prepared for you by your lawyer at no additional cost. Your estate is everything you own at your death, less debts and taxes. Your will is the document that specifies what happens to your estate, who will care for your minor children, and other matters. Don't leave it to the state to decide for you.
Motor vehicle services. As long as you have permission to drive from the owner of the vehicle, your lawyer will represent you for all your moving traffic violations. Defense in case of death resulting from motor vehicle accident. Assistance to prepare you to file a lawsuit for personal injury or property damages. Exclusions include driving without license, under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and hit-and-run.
IRS audits. Coverage begins with the return due on April 15 of the coverage year. Up to 50 hours of services when notified of audit by IRS.
Trial defense. If you or your spouse is named as a defendant in covered civil cases you receive a set amount of fully-covered pre-trial and trial time each year. Additional time is added the longer you have LegalShield coverage, any time over the covered time is offered at a 25% discount.
Your entire family is covered: member, spouse, never-married dependent children under 21 years of age.
Some legal situations are not covered, but a 25% discount is offered. These include some divorce and child custody matters, DUI, hit-and-run, drugs, bankruptcy, garnishments, tax fraud.
How to use your Legal Shield membership
When you need to talk to an attorney for non-emergencies follow these easy directions...
Step 1. Call your Provider Law Firm's toll-free number during normal work hours.
Step 2. Give your name and membership number.
Step 3. Briefly explain the nature of your legal concern.
Step 4. An experienced attorney will return your call within 8 business hours.
For Emergencies, you will be provided a 24/7 number if you are detained or arrested.
Get the peace of mind that LegalShield offers its members. Click this link to start your Legal Shield membership today!