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If you’re struggling with credit card debt or medical debt and are unsure what to do, or are dealing with challenging creditors or a debt collection lawsuit, working with a collections lawyer can help you determine what legal options you have. The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) forbids harassing or threatening phone calls or text messages on the part of debt collectors, and having legal representation helps you protect your legal rights throughout the collection process.
A LegalShield membership offers consultation with a provider lawyer on an unlimited number of business legal matters related to debt collection to help keep you informed of your legal rights.
If you’re having difficulty collecting debt but you want to continue to handle it yourself, you can contact your provider law firm to see if your improved strategy is legally compliant.
The consultation benefit enables you to get legal advice on an unlimited number of business legal matters beyond debt collection. However, this does not include business legal matters specifically covered under the designated consultation benefit.
Another valuable benefit attached to a LegalShield membership is the ability to submit documents, (15 to 25 pages, depending on the type of plan), to your provider lawyer for review and feedback. Depending on the type of plan, a designated number of documents are included each month at no additional charge.
If you’re unsure about debt collection requirements as they relate to an agreement signed by the debtor or you have drafted a debt collection letter you’d like a lawyer to review, you can submit documents right in the LegalShield app. Your provider lawyer will provide feedback to make sure you’re following the law.
All of our small business plans include lawyer-drafted debt collection letters created on their law firm letterhead and sent to the debtor on your behalf. Depending on the type of plan, a designated number of debt collection letters each month are included at no additional charge as part of your membership.
Not only does this save you time and stress, a debt collection letter from a lawyer’s office lets the debtor know you are serious about the matter, plus you get to keep 100% of any funds collected.
Like other plan benefits, your provider lawyer can provide a letter on your behalf or make calls on your behalf for legal matters beyond debt collection. If customers owe you money or you have other business legal needs, a LegalShield membership really is a no-brainer.
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Finding solutions to your legal issues doesn’t have to be stressful, complicated or expensive. LegalShield puts the power of legal representation within reach of any individual, family, or business. We work hard to make it easy, simple, and affordable to get the legal help you need, when you need it.
“The attorney who assisted me was very knowledgeable in regards to my questions! He was very patient and courteous as he gave great detail to advise me in the best manner. I was able to achieve my personal goal of obtaining an LLC and EIN for my business by completing the tasks independently.”
Patty J., Mississippi member
Small Business Plans start at only $49 per month
Instead of paying a lawyer by the hour, you pay a small fee (starting at $24.95/month for personal and $49/month for small business) 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.
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 and begin to use the plan benefits and member perks outlined in the membership agreement right away.
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.