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What are “Legal Services” and what would I use them for?

The sad reality is the service delivery model of the legal industry in North America is broken--unless you are wealthy and cost is no consideration. For the middle 90% of North Americans, attorneys by the hour at $300 and up don’t make sense for every life situations. In 1972, a company called Pre-Paid Legal Services, now operating under the DBA LegalShield, was founded to change how those in the U.S. (and eventually Canada), access high-quality legal advice and other basic legal services.

LegalShield works for the same reason Netflix works: today LegalShield protects about 5 Million people and over 140,000 businesses of all sizes with their comprehensive legal plans and identity theft protection plans (IDShield). They all pay one low monthly subscription price—about $25 for an entire family in most States.

Here’s the 5 most common ways LegalShield members access the law firm contracted to provide service in their home State:

Consumer/Finance - Any legal matter involving a dispute with a purchase of a product or service from a company or vacating of home, consumer loans. Always make the best decision by first consulting with a consumer law attorney at your LegalShield provider law firm.

Estate Planning - If you were to pass away with no Will, the state would determine what to do with your assets. Not ideal. Wills, Living Wills and Powers of Attorney are included in LegalShield plans and can be updated yearly. You can start the process from the LegalShield app!

Traffic - Traffic laws and regulations vary from place to place. In many countries, the rules of the road are codified, setting out the legal requirements and punishments for breaking them. In the U.S., traffic laws are regulated by the states and municipalities through their respective traffic codes. To know your rights and defend yourself to prevent paying high fees and points added to your driving record you need an experienced traffic attorney in the area where the violation occurred. With LegalShield, your coverage is Nation-wide so wherever you go you are covered provided you are properly licensed, your vehicle is properly registered and no drugs or alcohol are involved.

Family Law - Family law consists of a body of laws related to domestic relations and family-related issues. LegalShield members receive unlimited advice and consultation on a wide variety of family law issues because no topics are excluded and there’s no clock ticking which means no bill is coming in the mail after you get off the phone.

Landlord/Tenant - Any legal issue involving the agreement between a landlord and tenant. This could be questions either the landlord or tenant have on their rights regarding the rental of commercial or residential properties. The LegalShield Personal Legal Plan provides advice and support to tenants. The LegalShield Business Legal Plans provide advice and support to Landlords.

To learn more about how LegalShield’s legal plans can protect and empower you, your family and your business, please fill out a contact card to have a private consultation with Steve Remmel.