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If you have a home business, own a gun, or if you anticipate needing additional trial coverage—you may want to consider these optional Personal Plan Supplements. Add these supplements to your plan at checkout or scroll to learn more below.
Hiring a law firm for your home-based business can be expensive. And with DIY legal websites, you may not know the best actions to take or have access to consultation with a lawyer when you need it. LegalShield’s Home Business Supplement provides access to a provider law firm for a wide variety of business legal matters. You’ll receive a year’s worth of unlimited consultation and a multitude of actual services for around the cost of a single contract review elsewhere. You might be self-employed, but you’re not on your own. Get legal assistance that’s tailored to your unique needs, enabling you to focus on what you do best—running your home business. If you have a more complex business with employees, check out our Small Business Plans.
Receive advice and consultation* on business legal matters related to your home business, plus 1 hour of research on each matter as needed.**
*Includes preexisting matters
**This does not include business legal matters covered under designated consultations. Certain business legal matters are not covered,
A provider lawyer will advise you on business legal matters including tax, patent, trademark, copyright, or antitrust. Receive up to 3 annual designated phone consultations each year, of up to 30 minutes in length.*
*For a flat rate of $25 per consultation for Members in Washington.
A provider lawyer can provide further help with business legal matters by sending letters or making phone calls on behalf of your home business. Receive any combination of 12 letters or phone calls annually for both in state and out of state business legal matters, each on a unique business matter, with 1 follow-up communication if a response is received from a third party.
Additional letters or phone calls, beyond the plan limit, can be obtained for a $75 flat rate each.
Contracts and other business legal documents can be complicated and may include language that is not in your best interest. A provider lawyer can review business legal documents. Every month, you can submit up to 4 documents of up to 25 pages in length pertaining to both in and out-of-state business legal matters.*
(If you need more than four documents per month, a flat rate of $75 for each additional review applies.)
*Doesn’t include documents that are related to administrative proceedings and lawsuits.
Late-paying clients are an unavoidable part of business. A provider law firm can help collect money that’s owed by writing collection letters, up to 4 per month for both in and out-of-state matters.
(For additional letters, a flat rate of $75 each applies.)*
*Collection letters are available for a flat rate of $25 each in Washington, with additional letters available for $75 each.
With a Home Business Supplement, you receive IRS audit legal services for help with items included on Schedules C and E of your personal federal income tax return. Business entity tax returns are not included.
(For members in Washington state, IRS audit services require an additional fee of $200/hour. In New York state, IRS audit services are $50/hour. All other members get IRS audit services at no additional fee.)
Receive help with out of state business legal matters including consultation, document review, collection letters, and letters or phone calls.
For additional legal services not outlined in the member contract, you may receive a 25% discount from your provider law firm’s standard hourly rate. Your provider lawyer will review these fees prior to engagement.
Do you lease up to 10 residential properties? LegalShield’s Home Business Supplement helps alleviate guess work and headaches that stem from landlord-tenant issues.
(Does not cover commercial property leases such as high-rise, offices, retail/restaurant, multifamily complexes, etc.)
Owning guns increases the potential liability of our members. As such, gun related issues are excluded from our standard Personal Plan. To better protect yourself and your family, consider adding LegalShield’s gun owners supplement. The gun owners supplement allows you to use the following legal benefits for gun related issues.
You get unlimited phone consultation with a lawyer regarding any issues related to using or carrying firearms.
You can speak with your lawyer immediately after the use of a firearm to stop a threat, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Get up to 60 hours of trial defense services if you are named in a covered criminal or civil lawsuit arising from a firearm incident.
You receive one NFA Gun Trust in your state of residence prepared by your lawyer each year for a flat fee of $250.
Any gun-related legal services not covered by the standard benefits are available at 25% off your lawyer’s standard hourly rates.
One reason people own guns is to protect themselves and their families. Our gun owners supplement furthers that mission.
All LegalShield Personal Plans include trial defense services. However, since trials can be time consuming and expensive, some members like to add extra trial defense time to their plan. With our trial defense supplement, you get additional hours of lawyer time to defend you at trial for only $14.95 a month.
Your membership includes representation by your lawyer if you or your spouse is named a defendant in a civil suit.
Any personal legal services not covered by the standard benefits are 25% off your lawyer’s standard hourly rates.
You get phone consultations with an attorney on an unlimited number of personal legal issues. Includes preexisting conditions.
Each year of membership, through your fifth year, earns you additional hours of lawyer trial defense and pretrial preparation hours.
You will get an additional half hour of pretrial time for each year of your membership through the fifth year of membership.
You will get 59.5 additional trial defense hours for each year of your membership, through the fifth year.