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LegalShield VS LegalZoom

Which Legal Plan is Better for You?


Both companies offer personal and business legal plans. 
Instead of hiring an attorney for $300 an hour, a legal plan allows you to access a variety of legal services for a small monthly fee. 
Not all legal plans offer the same benefits. Also, the experience of the attorneys and quality of service can vary dramatically. As you compare plans, pay attention to the benefits you get and which company has more experience. 
 

Personal Plan Comparison

A quick comparison makes it crystal clear that for just a little bit extra per month, you get significantly more benefits with LegalShield. 

A quick comparison makes it crystal clear that for just a little bit extra per month, you get significantly more benefits with LegalShield. 
LegalShield pioneered prepaid legal plans over 45 years ago, 25 years before LegalZoom even existed. LegalShield has a well established network of attorneys developed through long-term partnerships with 39 law firms. Each firm covers a specific region. On the other hand, LegalZoom uses a patchwork of individual attorneys from different law firms scattered throughout each state. With LegalShield, you may work with different attorneys who specialize in different areas of law, but they will always work for the same law firm. You get a more consistent and efficient level of service. 


 

 
LegalZoom

Plan type

LegalShield Personal Plan
Legal Advantage Plus

Price Per Month

$24.95/month
$11.99/month

Phone Consultation

Unlimited call time on all matters
Limited to one 30 minute call per matter

Make Calls on Your Behalf

Yes
No

Write Letters on Your Behalf

Yes
Limited to 2 pages

Document/Contract Review

Unlimited documents, 15 pages each
Limited to 10 pages each or pay extra

Will, Living Will and Power of Attorney

Attorney Drafted + Yearly Updates
Not Included

Moving Violations and Tickets

Complete representation
Limited to one 30 minute phone call

24/7 Emergency Access to Attorneys

Yes
No

Member Discounts on Popular Brands

100s of discounts available
Zero

Coverage

You, your spouse and dependent children
You, your spouse and dependent children

Contract Term

Month to month, cancel any time
6 or 12 month contract required
Start your LegalShield plan today and speak with an attorney in as little as four hours

What LegalShield Members Are Saying

L. Reifenberger
Maryland Member
[My Provider Attorney] has been truly amazing throughout my long, on-going battle. She is super friendly, goes above and beyond to call me with updates on my case, and has not given up on my case even when my frustration was at an all-time high. Such professionalism is rare nowadays. [She] is real asset to your law firm and is part of the reason I continue doing business with you again. She truly gives your law firm an edge over the competition.

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