Is my legal issue covered?

What’s your cancellation policy?

Do you cover pre-existing situations?

Are my kids covered?

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Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

What is your cancellation policy and how do I cancel?

You can cancel your membership at any time, for any reason. Once your membership is cancelled, we will refund any unused portion of your membership fee on a pro-rata basis. Click here to view the simple steps to cancel your plan.

Does the plan cover pre-existing situations?

The short answer is yes. Most pre-existing situations are covered by your plan. There are a few exclusions and exceptions, such as needing to have a membership no later than the same day you receive a traffic ticket, but most pre-existing situations are covered.

All you have to do is send us a written letter, email [email protected] or call 1.855.419.6272 that you’d like to cancel your membership. Once notice is received, we will refund any unused portion of your membership fee on a pro-rata basis. It’s that simple.

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 an attorney in 4 hours or less and begin to use the plan benefits and member perks outlined in the membership agreement right away.

If the basic plan benefits don’t cover my specific situation, how much will it cost me?

As discussed on the Coverage & Pricing page, when you need legal help that does not fall under the standard benefits, you can work with your attorney for 25% off of their standard hourly rates. How much will that cost in the end? The answer depends on factors such as the area of law, your geographic location and your attorney’s hourly rate. Without more information about your specific situation, it’s impossible to say exactly how much it may cost. What we can say for sure is that if you are a member and work with your attorney under the discounted rates, you’re going to save hundreds if not thousands of dollars over hiring an attorney directly. The best way to find out exactly how much something might cost is to purchase a plan, speak to an attorney and then they can tell you the costs. The good news is that you can cancel any time. So there’s no risk.

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

While LegalShield does not employ the attorneys 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 attorney profiles in our Law Firm Finder.

Who is covered under the Personal Plan?

Our Personal Plan is really a family plan. You, your spouse or partner and your dependents living at home are covered under one membership.

There is more information about this on the Personal Plan Coverage & Pricing Page.

How do I speak with an attorney in an emergency situation?

 

The best way to get help in an emergency situation is to download our app on an iPhone or Android Device and get connected to an attorney during emergency situations right through the app. Once you have it downloaded, you can just click to call and connect! It’s simple and fast.

Also, once you join LegalShield, you will get an email which will include a toll-free phone number you can call 24/7, 365.

How much can I save with a membership?

The average attorney in the US charges between $150 - $400 per hour. If you use your membership for even just a few hours a year you could easily save over $1000. If you have a bunch of small legal issues or one rather complicated issue, you can easily save multiple thousands of dollars over hiring an attorney directly. Not to mention the stress you’ll save by having an attorney on call instead of trying to handle legal issues yourself. Also, the attorneys 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.

Will I work with the same attorney each time I need help?

As you may know, great attorneys tend to focus on one or just a few areas of law. You may not work with the same attorney if you have legal issues in totally different areas of law. However, you will always work with the same law firm. LegalShield takes the selection of provider law firms very seriously. You can be assured that all the attorneys in the provider law firm that covers your location are experienced in their particular area of law and have many years of experience.

Do you have attorneys in my area?

The dedicated independent law firms in our provider network cover the United States and Canada 24/7, 365. There are 900+ attorneys in the network.

Do I have to use the app to use my plan?

No. While we’ve spent a lot of time making the app a seamless user experience, you don’t have to use it to access your benefits. After you purchase a plan, you’ll get an email that will include a toll-free number you can call to take advantage of your member benefits, or you can call the customer service number at top of our website.

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