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FAQs

Does my membership cover Wills?

Yes, your membership covers Wills for you and your family.

What is LegalShield?

LegalShield has been providing legal service plans to North American families for over 40 years. Our customers can access legal counsel and advice from qualified lawyers simply by calling a toll-free number. Many other benefits are included, but even at the most basic level our plans allow you to have peace of mind.

What law firm will provide my legal services?

LegalShield has arranged for you to have access to an accomplished law firm available to handle your legal needs. Law firms have been screened, are monitored daily, and are ready to handle your legal matters with the care and concern you deserve.

What is covered under a LegalShield Legal Plan?
Does my membership cover uncontested divorce?

Yes, we cover uncontested divorce.

Does it cost more to add my spouse or dependents?

No. Your spouse and eligible dependents are covered under your family membership.

Who is covered under my LegalShield Legal Plan Family Membership?

The following are covered:

  • The member
  • The member’s spouse
  • Never-married dependent children of the member or member’s spouse who are under 26 and living at home
  • Children under age 18 for whom the member or member’s spouse is the legal guardian
  • Full-time never-married students under 26 years old if the student is a dependent of the member or member’s spouse
  • Any dependent child, regardless of age, who is incapable of sustaining employment because of mental or physical disability and who is chiefly dependent on the member or member’s spouse for support.

Note: Trial Defense, where available, provides benefits for the member and/or the member’s spouse only. Be sure to check the specific contract in your state.

What level of contact will I have with my lawyer if I am a LegalShield member?

It depends on your legal matter/situation. When you contact your Provider Law Firm, explain your legal situation and they will have a lawyer call you within 4 business hours. Once you speak directly with your lawyer, he/she will be able to determine what legal assistance is needed for your specific situation.

How do I gain access to my legal plan benefits?

After you have signed up for a LegalShield legal plan, you will receive a welcome email. It will contain the instructions to login to accounts.legalshield.com and download the LegalShield mobile app. 

What is a Provider Law Firm?

LegalShield provides access to dedicated law firms that employ 1,900 lawyers across the U.S. and Canada, plus an additional 5,000 referral lawyers. The lawyers have been with their respective law firms for an average of 20 years and have a range of experience. This allows them to advise members through a variety of everyday legal issues such as family matters, estate planning, financial issues, consumer/credit protection, tax, real estate, benefits disputes and auto/driving issues.

How do I contact my Provider Law Firm?

Members can call their law firm right from the LegalShield mobile app. (Apple and Android) Or you can call your law firm by dialing the toll-free number on the front of your membership card. A customer service representative will ask you what type of legal matter you have, verify your address and phone numbers (parties involved in your matter) and forward your information to the appropriate lawyer at your provider law firm.

Will I work with the same lawyer for every legal matter?
What happens if my legal issue falls outside of my covered benefits?
Does my membership cover trusts?
What is a legal service plan?
How can I pay for my membership?
What is LegalShield service area?
Does my membership cover tax audits?
Does my membership cover immigration?
Does my membership cover speeding tickets?
How do I choose a lawyer?
How can I save money with a LegalShield membership?
How can LegalShield offer such a low monthly fee?
Why do I need a Will?
What is your cancellation policy?
How do I update my billing info?
What is my membership number?
How can I access my legal team in an emergency?
How do I reinstate my membership?
Is LegalShield a scam?
Will LegalShield represent you in court?
Does LegalShield handle criminal cases?
Will LegalShield handle uncontested divorces? What about contested divorces?
Is Prepaid Legal still around?
Does LegalShield help with child custody?