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Protect the Largest Purchase of Your Life

Buying and selling real estate involves huge, life altering decisions. Having an attorney help you steer clear of landmines and protect your financial well-being is important.

For as little as $24.95 per month, you can get legal assistance with a variety of real estate related issues including getting legal advice, mortgage document review and even help resolving disputes.

Legal Protection for Real Estate Matters

A personal legal plan allows you to contact your provider attorney to get legal advice and support with any any personal legal issue you may have with real estate.

 

Buying a Property

Real estate purchase contract
Inspections and appraisals
Residential loan documents
Buying without a broker

Selling a Property

Hiring a broker
Building code violations
Property taxes and fees
Liens and title issues

Disputes

Problems with contractors
Breach of contract
Fraud and foreclosure
Arguments with neighbors
An Attorney Can Help You Make Smart Decisions and Protect Your Investments
Plans Start at Only $24.95 Per Month

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Ensure a Smooth Transaction When Buying or Selling a Home

While brokers can assist with most parts of a real estate transaction, there are situations where you may need advice from an experienced real estate attorney to get the deal done. This includes working out a fair deal when hiring a broker in the first place.

Some states require a real estate attorney to be at the closing. Sometimes there are problems found during the inspection that are not easily resolved. Also, it’s common for problems to pop up with appraisals, liens or other issues that can bring a transaction to a screeching halt. Tight timelines and the large amount of money involved can turn small hiccups into stressful situations.

LegalShield personal legal plans allow you to get advice about any aspect of your transaction to help keep things moving to and through closing. If you are the buyer, your provider attorney can even draft your loan documents for no additional fee. Keep your transaction friction free by having access to a real estate provider attorney in your back pocket.

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Get Legal Advise and Document Review for Home Improvement Contracts

If you’re about to hire a home improvement contractor, you may have questions about their license, whether you need to pull building permits or whether their contract is fair and protects your interests. Since the home contracting industry has a relatively high rate of complaints, it’s a good idea to have a provider attorney involved to prevent problems down the road.

Refinancing, dealing with HOAs and building codes are other common areas of concern for many LegalShield members. LegalShield plans allow you to send your attorney any documents (up to 15 pages each) for review and feedback. Don’t go it alone. Our provider attorneys are here to help you protect your rights and the value of your investment.

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Have a Provider Attorney Help You Settle Real Estate Disputes

If you’re having a dispute with a neighbor, a contractor, a bank or any other individual or organization related to your property, you probably just want it to end as soon as possible. You have three options.

  1. Get legal advice from a provider attorney.
  2. Have a provider attorney write letters or make calls on your behalf.
  3. If the matter still isn't resolved, initiate a lawsuit.

A personal legal plan provides benefits for all 3 options. Assistance as a plaintiff in a lawsuit is covered under the preferred member discount.

A personal legal plan comes with unlimited consultation with your attorney on an unlimited number of legal matters, letters and calls on your behalf to settle disputes and 25% off hourly rates as a plaintiff in a civil matter. If you are a named defendant in a covered civil suit, your plan includes trial defense time for no additional cost.

So helpful & professional. They saved me thousands of dollars with the knowledge they provided. If I had not called LegalShield for advice, I would have been bullied by the other party in my real estate contract. Thanks, LegalShield and [my provider law firm]!
Minnesota Member

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Do I need a real estate attorney at closing?

The answer to this question depends on your location. While state laws are always changing, there are approximately 20 states which require you to have an attorney at the closing. Join LegalShield and your attorney can help you determine what the real estate laws in your state require. Whatever legal support you need, it’s covered by your plan one way or the other.

Can’t my broker handle everything? Do I really need a real estate attorney?

The short answer is no. Experienced brokers can certainly handle many aspects of real estate transactions. However, there are a variety of circumstances that require the help of a real estate attorney. For example, if you’re selling a property and there is a lien that you can’t get removed, you may need an attorney to help you resolve the situation so you can complete your transaction. If you’re a buyer, you may need/want an attorney to represent you if you’re not physically present in the state in which you’re buying property. While many transactions are completed without attorneys, sometimes there is no better way to get the deal done then by involving a lawyer.

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.

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

Get the Power of Legal Protection
Family Plans Start at Only $24.95 Per Month

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