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Affordable Legal Access For All

 

When you need legal help, LegalShield is here. Our network of experienced lawyers can provide advice on legal issues for you, your family, or your business, all directly through our app. With no hourly fee or retainer, we help you worry less and live more. What are you waiting for? Join now and speak with a lawyer in as little as 4 hours after initial contact.

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Everyone Deserves
Legal Protection

 

With LegalShield, finding solutions to your legal issues doesn’t have to be stressful, complicated, or expensive.

Instead of paying a lawyer expensive hourly fees, you pay a small monthly fee and get access to experienced lawyers that can help you with your legal issue.

Everyone Deserves
Legal Protection

 

With LegalShield, finding solutions to your legal issues doesn’t have to be stressful, complicated, or expensive.

Instead of paying a lawyer expensive hourly fees, you pay a small monthly fee and get access to experienced lawyers that can help you with your legal issue.

How LegalShield Can Help

We partnered with law firms across the United States who have experience in nearly every area of law. You can consult with your LegalShield provider law firm on many common legal topics and they will work diligently to find a resolution. Dive deeper into some of the most common practice areas that your LegalShield law firm can help with.

Our Lawyers are
Here to Help

 

For the last 49 years we’ve worked to build long-standing partnerships with high-quality law firms across the U.S. and Canada. Whether you have a personal legal issue, you need help starting your business, or you just want some expert advice, our network of lawyers are here to help. No hourly fees. No retainers. Just legal answers when you need them most.

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We provide legal help for you, your family, or your business.

Individuals & Families

$29.95/month

Legal advice on an unlimited number of personal legal issues from lawyers with an average of 22 years of experience.

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Small Business

$49+/month

Get legal support to protect and grow your business with document review, debt collection, and more.

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Legal Help, Made
Easy and Affordable

There’s a better way to get the legal help you need. With a LegalShield Personal Plan starting at $29.95/month, you and your family gain access to unlimited consultations and advice from a team of lawyers whenever you need them, for a fraction of the standard price.

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How It Works

Legal issues can be confusing, complicated, and even a little embarrassing. Save time, save money, and protect yourself and your family with a legal plan today. Here’s how it works.

1

Become a Member

Sign up for your Personal Legal Plan, and then head to accounts.legalshield.com to set up your account. Be sure to add your spouse and dependent children.

2

Download LegalShield App

Download our app, it’s like having a lawyer in your pocket. Our customer care agents are available 24/7 for covered legal emergencies.

3

Get Legal Help

From the app you can choose to call your law firm, submit a traffic ticket, start your Will or other documents, request emergency legal help, and more. It’s that easy.

*Situations covered under 24/7 emergency access include: if you are arrested, facing an injury from an auto accident, served a criminal warrant, or the state attempting to take your child(ren).

What’s Included in Your Legal Plan

Who the Plan Covers
  • Members, Spouses and Partners
    The person signing up for the plan (the Member) as well as the member’s spouse or partner are covered.

 

  • Dependent Children
    Never-married dependent children of the member or member’s spouse, under 26 years of age who are permanent residents of the member’s household or full-time students are covered, as well as Dependent children under age 18 for whom the member or member’s spouse is the legal guardian. Any dependent child, regardless of age, who is physically disabled or mentally incapacitated and unable to make legally binding decisions, unable to be employed, 51% or more financially dependent upon the member and member’s spouse and lives at home with the member or member’s spouse are covered too.

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What Your Lawyer Can Do For You
  • Provide Advice by Phone
    You can always speak with your lawyer to get legal advice on an unlimited number of personal legal matters in any area of law, including pre-existing issues. Your lawyer will speak with you for as long as he/she believes is necessary to adequately advise you on the matter in question. Also, if necessary, your lawyer will provide up to one hour of legal research on each matter, for no additional fee.

 

  • Write Letters or Make Phone Calls On Your Behalf
    If after the phone consultation your lawyer determines that a letter or phone call from them would help you resolve the legal issue, they will write one letter or make one phone call on your behalf. If additional phone calls or letters from the lawyer are needed, they will be provided at 25% off the lawyer’s hourly rates.

 

  • Review Documents
    You may submit any personal legal document up to 15 pages or less that’s related to the legal issue being discussed so long as you or one of your covered family members is party to the contract. Your lawyer will review the document and advise you by phone about any areas of concern and the legal implications. Their goal is to arm you with the information you need to resolve the situation. Should you choose to have the lawyer engage in extensive negotiation on your behalf, those services are available at 25% off their standard hourly rate.

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Estate Planning Services

Our estate planning document services more than pay for the membership all by themselves!

  • Standard Will Preparation
    Your membership includes a Standard Will prepared by your lawyer for you, your spouse and your covered family members. Also, your lawyer can complete annual reviews and updates to your Will at no additional charge.

 

  • Living Will Preparation
    A Living Will allows you to direct medical care should a person become incapable of providing informed consent. Your membership includes a Living Will prepared by your lawyer for you, your spouse and covered family members. Also, your lawyer can complete annual reviews and updates to your living will at no additional charge.

 

  • Durable Power of Attorney
    A Durable Power of Attorney is a document that allows a trusted person you pick to handle your affairs and make decisions on your behalf should you become incapacitated. Your membership includes a Durable Power of Attorney drafted by your lawyer for you, your spouse and covered family members. Also, your lawyer can complete annual reviews and updates to your Durable Power of Attorney at no additional charge.

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Traffic Tickets and Motor Vehicle Services
  • Defense of Moving Violations
    If you receive a speeding ticket or other moving violation, you can call your lawyer and they will handle the situation for you. This plan benefit is one of our most popular as it can reduce or eliminate points on your license and reduce or eliminate fines with no additional lawyer fees. Representation under this benefit is provided when you or your family members have a valid driver’s license and are driving a non-commercial vehicle.
  • Auto Accidents and Criminal Charge Assistance
    If you are in an accident or charged with a motor vehicle related crime, your lawyer can assist you. Letting your lawyer handle the situation provides peace of mind during difficult situations and is included in your plan.
  • Suspended, Cancelled or Revoked Drivers License and Damage Collection
    Your membership comes with up to 2.5 hours of lawyer time to help you get a driver’s license reinstated or to collect funds for property damage related to an auto accident ($5,000 or less per claim included at no additional fee)

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Residential Loan Document Services
  • Mortgage Document Preparation
    If you’re buying a primary residence, your lawyer will prepare the mortgage documents as required by your lender. You can receive this benefit once per calendar year. All you have to do is provide the necessary information to your lawyer at least five business days prior to the closing date and they will take care of document preparation.

 

  • Document Review
    Your lawyer can review and provide feedback on residential home purchase documents prepared by the seller, lender or third parties as long as they are provided to the lawyer at least 5 business days prior to the closing.

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Family Law Services

The following benefits are available if initiated after your membership as been effective for 90 consecutive days.

 

  • Representation for Uncontested Separation or Annulment
    If you and your spouse are not represented by another lawyer and all issues related to a separation or annulment are agreed upon in writing by the parties, without negotiation by your Provider Law Firm, your separation or annulment is considered uncontested and your lawyer can represent and help you at no additional charge.

 

  • Representation for an Uncontested Divorce
    Your lawyer can represent you in uncontested divorce proceedings. Uncontested Divorce is a divorce in which neither party is represented by separate counsel and all issues are agreed upon in writing without negotiation by your Provider Law Firm, net assets of the marriage are under $500,000 and no division of retirement benefits or QDRO is applicable.

 

  • Representation for an Uncontested Adoption
    If all parties have agreed in writing to an adoption, all required consents are attainable and the adoption is not contested or challenged, your lawyer can represent you at adoption proceedings for no additional fee.

 

  • Uncontested Name Change Assistance
    When a name change is not contested or challenged and all consents are obtained, your lawyer can help you prepare for and attend the initial hearing to obtain your name change.

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24/7 Emergency Access

You may speak with a lawyer for emergency help by calling 1-877-825-3797 for any of the following reasons.

 

  • You are Detained by Authorities
    You are detained by a Law Enforcement Officer. Meaning that you are either restrained, searched or deprived of immediate liberty.

 

  • Child Custody Emergencies
    You are detained or questioned by a Law Enforcement Officer or any representative of a federal, state or local child welfare agency regarding any minor child in your personal custody or any of your dependent children.

 

  • Vehicle Accident and Injury
    You can use the 24/7 access line if you are involved in an automobile or motorcycle accident that results in bodily harm or physical injury.

 

  • You are Served with a Warrant
    If you’re served with a warrant for any reason, you can call our 24/7 emergency line for attorney assistance.

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Trial Defense
  • Lawyer Representation at Trial
    Your membership includes representation by your lawyer if you or your spouse is a named defendant in a civil suit.

 

  • Trial Time
    Each year of membership, through your fifth year, earns you additional lawyer trial defense and pre-trial preparation hours as follows.
Year Pre-Trial Research Hours Trial Hours Total Attorney Hours
1 2.5 57.5 60
2 3 117 120
3 3.5 176.5 180
4 4 236 240
5 4.5 295.5 300

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IRS Audit Services

All IRS related services cover tax returns due on April 15 of your first membership year.

 

  • Legal Help for IRS Audits, Investigations or Examinations of Your Tax Return
    Members receive up to 50 hours of legal services from their lawyer when they are notified in writing by the IRS that their tax return is going to be audited, investigated or otherwise examined.

 

  • Consultation and Advice from Your Lawyer
    Members receive up to one hour of consultation and advice from their layer within the first 30 days after being notified of an audit or request to appear at the IRS offices related to his or her tax return.

 

  • Representation and Negotiation
    Members get up to 2.5 hours of representation and telephone conversations by their lawyer at the audit or any settlement conferences prior to trial.

 

  • Trial Appearances
    Members get up to 46.5 hours in trial time or services for actual trial appearances when the IRS sues the covered person, after member pays the disputed tax or the member sues the IRS.

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Additional Services and Benefits
While the amount of services included with your basic monthly fee are almost too good to be true, there are of course some legal issues that are more complicated and may require additional lawyer support. Not to worry!

 

  • 25% Off Hourly Rate
    Legal needs not included in your basic monthly fee are covered by a generous 25% discount off of your lawyer’s normal hourly rates. In case such as Personal Injury Lawsuits, members may work out contingency fee or flat fee agreements with their lawyer’s as well. The beauty of a LegalShield plan is that no matter the situation, our members are covered and can save literally thousands of dollars over standard lawyer client relationships.

 

  • Save Up to 50% on Brands Like Verizon, Costco, and Amazon
    Because we have over 4.5 million members, companies partner with LegalShield to offer exclusive deals you won’t find anywhere else. With over 500 discounts available from big name brands, it’s nearly impossible for you to not find significant savings on products and services you already use. It’s not uncommon for people without a current legal issue to join LegalShield just for the MEMBERPerks.

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Supplements

Home Business
If you own a home business, LegalShield’s Home Business Supplement lets you extend many of the personal legal plan benefits to cover business matters, and includes other benefits designed just for small business owners.

  • Unlimited Business Consultation on legal and non-legal matters
  • Includes Pre-Existing Conditions
  • Legal review of 4 contracts/documents per month
  • IRS Audit Legal Services

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Trial Defense
Our Trial Defense Supplement lets you add additional hours of pre-trial and trial defense time to the trial defense benefits already included in your personal legal plan. It can save you thousands if you or a family member faces a lawsuit.

  • Covers the member and their spouse
  • Additional 100 hours of trial defense
  • 75 hours of trial time & 25 hours of pre-trial time
  • Trial defense hours are added each year of active membership

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Gun Owner
If you own firearms for sport or protection, LegalShield’s Gun Owner Supplement provides proactive legal protection for you and your family. You can speak to a lawyer about gun laws in your state, and even have an attorney defend you in court.

  • 24/7 Emergency access to legal consultation for incidents involving firearms
  • Consultation on an unlimited number of gun owner topics
  • Trial Defense up to 60 hours if you are named in a criminal or civil lawsuit
  • One NFA Gun Trust prepared for a flat fee of $250

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Ride Share and Delivery Driver
If you earn a living driving for ride share and delivery activities in your individual automobile, a clean driving record is important. Starting at less than $38 per month you can get LegalShield’s Ride Share and Delivery Supplement and a personal legal plan and get the legal services you need to maintain your ability to earn an income.

  • Moving Violations
  • Accidents and Vehicle Damage
  • IRS Audit Services

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Why millions of people searching for a lawyer have turned to LegalShield instead

Over 4.4 million people have forgone the traditional method of hiring a lawyer for a smarter, more affordable way to get all the legal assistance they need.

Hire a Lawyer on
Your Own

 

Pay fees based on a flat retainer that you may not use, or even need

Need to find a different lawyer for each legal issue based on expertise and experience

Spend hours researching lawyers online and still be unsure of quality

Pay hourly rates often averaging between $150-$400

Pay extra for additional advice and consults

Wait days for a return call (or even weeks)

Pay higher rates for off-hours and emergency situations

Pay even more for document reviews and ticket disputes

Resolves one issue but you remain unprotected in any future legal situations

Get Legal Help with LegalShield

 

Work with an experienced lawyer, our network averages 22 years of experience

Speak with a lawyer and get legal advice about anything. Consultation on an unlimited number of issues is included

Protect your family and/or your business with one service

Get access to a law firm in your state

Connect immediately with 24/7 access for emergency situations*

Upload tickets and other documents for review in the LegalShield app

Continued protection for whatever legal matters come your way

Lawyers motivated to help you

*Situations covered under 24/7 emergency access include: if you are arrested, facing an injury from an auto accident, served a criminal warrant, or the state attempting to take your child(ren).

Get the Power of
Legal Protection

Family Plans Start at Only $29.95/month

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a pre-paid legal plan and how does it work?

Instead of paying a lawyer by the hour, you pay a small monthly fee (starting at $29.95) and have access to an independent lawyer that will provide a huge variety of legal services without a huge legal bill. Services like consultation with a lawyer, document review, drafting of debt collection letters and defense at civil trials are included as standard benefits. Using the plan just once can save you literally thousands of dollars.

Using the plan is as simple as signing up and contacting our team. Once you’re a member, customer support will connect you with an independent lawyer in your area who specializes in the specific legal issue with which you need help. Also, you can download our super simple app to quickly access your legal benefits and member perks anytime.

How long after I join can I use the plan?

You can use your plan as soon as your membership application is reviewed and your account is set up. The review process takes 12-24 hours (or less) from the moment you purchase your plan (on regular business days). Once accepted, you can be in contact with a lawyer in 4 hours or less (after initial contact) and begin to use the plan benefits and member perks outlined in the membership agreement right away.

How much can I save with a membership?

The average lawyer in the U.S. charges between $150-$400 per hour. If you use your membership for even just a few hours a year you could easily save over $1,000. If you have a bunch of small legal issues or one rather complicated issue, you can easily save multiple thousands of dollars over hiring a lawyer directly. Not to mention the stress you’ll save by having a lawyer on call instead of trying to handle legal issues yourself. Also, the lawyers in our network often help our members recover thousands of dollars of damages or avoid thousands of dollars in fees over what they would have experienced had they tried to resolve the legal issue themselves. Obviously every member and usage situation is different, but when used correctly, your membership can easily save significant amounts of money. Not to mention savings from our member perks.

Do you have lawyers in my area?

LegalShield has a network of 39 law firms, with lawyers licensed to practice in all 50 states. With hundreds of lawyers averaging 22 years of experience, they have the knowledge and experience to connect you with the right lawyer for the job. And, because our law firms are prepaid, their sole focus is on serving you, rather than billing you.

Who are the lawyers I’ll work with? Are they experienced?

While LegalShield does not employ the lawyers that provide the services to members, LegalShield has a network of dedicated independent law firms across the United States and Canada made up of seasoned lawyers with an average of 22 years experience. The law firms in our network provide legal protection to over 4.1 million LegalShield members any time they need it, even in covered emergency situations, 24/7, 365 days a year. You can view the names and background information about the provider law firms and many lawyer profiles in our Law Firm Finder.