Personal Plan Coverage Details
A Personal Legal Plan is just $24.95 per month, and gets you access to all of the services outlined on this page.
You, your spouse, and your dependents are all covered.
What’s Included in Your Plan
Members, Spouses and Partners
The person signing up for the plan (the Member) as well as the member's spouse or partner are covered.
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.
Provide Advice by Phone
You can always speak with your attorney to get legal advice on an unlimited number of personal legal matters in any area of law, including pre-existing issues. Your attorney 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 attorney 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 attorney 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 attorney are needed, they will be provided at 25% off the attorney’s hourly rates.
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 attorney 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 attorney engage in extensive negotiation on your behalf, those services are available at 25% off their standard hourly rate.
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 attorney for you, your spouse and your covered family members. Also, your attorney 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 attorney for you, your spouse and covered family members. Also, your attorney 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 attorney for you, your spouse and covered family members. Also, your attorney can complete annual reviews and updates to your Durable Power of Attorney at no additional charge.
Defense of Moving Violations
If you receive a speeding ticket or other moving violation, you can call your attorney 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 attorney 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 attorney can assist you. Letting your attorney 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 attorney time to help you get a driver’s license reinstated or to collect funds for property damage related to an auto accident ($5000 or less per claim included at no additional fee).
Mortgage Document Preparation
If you’re buying a primary residence, your attorney 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 attorney at least five business days prior to the closing date and they will take care of document preparation.
Your attorney 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 attorney at least five business days prior to the closing.
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 attorney 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 attorney can represent and help you at no additional charge.
Representation for an Uncontested Divorce
Your attorney 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 attorney 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 attorney can help you prepare for and attend the initial hearing to obtain your name change.
You may speak with an attorney 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.
Attorney Representation at Trial
Your membership includes representation by your attorney if you or your spouse is a named defendant in a civil suit.
Each year of membership, through your fifth year, earns you additional attorney trial defense and pre-trial preparation hours as follows.
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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 attorney 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 Attorney
Members receive up to one hour of consultation and advice from their attorney within the first thirty 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 attorney at the audit or any settlement conferences prior to trial.
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.
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 attorney 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 attorney’s normal hourly rates. In case such as Personal Injury Lawsuits, members may work out contingency fee or flat fee agreements with their attorney’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 attorney 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.
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
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
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 an attorney 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