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Start your business with us and a three-month LegalShield membership is included. Your membership connects you with a dedicated law firm that is available to provide consultation on any legal questions you have. For nearly 45 years, LegalShield has been the leading provider of legal support for businesses, families and individuals. We protect and empower more than 70,000 businesses and 4.1 million lives in 49 states and 4 Canadian provinces. Our law firms have been with us an average of 17 years and our lawyers have more than 20 years of experience. As a LegalShield member, you have a law firm dedicated to you, your business and your family. You’ll never have to face a legal decision alone.

  • Contract to sign?

    Call your law firm.

  • Collecting a debt?

    Call your law firm.

  • Speeding ticket?

    Send it to your law firm.

  • Need to get your Will done?

    Your law firm can
    take care of that, too.

After your first three months, continue as a LegalShield member (as little as $29.90/month) so you, your family and your business stay protected. Continuous coverage means your law firm will be there for all your personal and business legal needs. No issue is too big or too small. We’re always here for you.

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Protection Includes:

Specific exclusions and limitations apply. Please see contract before purchasing.

This website gives a general overview of LegalShield’s legal plan coverage. The benefits and prices described are not available in all states and Canadian provinces. See specific details on terms, coverage, pricing, conditions and exclusions by selecting your state or province in the cart.

LegalShield provides access to legal services offered by a network of provider law firms to LegalShield members and their covered family members through membership based subscription. Neither LegalShield nor its officers, employees or sales associates directly or indirectly provide legal services, representation or advice.

LegalShield works with partners and affiliates whose websites are linked with LegalShield and controlled by parties other than LegalShield (each a "Third-Party Site"). LegalShield is not responsible for and does not endorse the availability, contents, products, services, or use of any Third-Party Site, any website accessed from a Third-Party Site and does not guarantee the content or quality of the products or services provided by Third-Party Sites. If you have purchased a package that includes a Third-Party Service, the third party may contact you by email or phone with instructions on how to access your benefits, and you may be required to accept additional terms that are located on the Third-Party Site.

LegalShield Membership


U.S. RESIDENTS
The following provides a general overview of what the LegalShield Membership offers members in the U.S.

BUSINESS BENEFIT DETAILS
For more specific information about the legal benefits for your business, please click on the link to the member contract for your state below:
AL | AR | AZ | CA | CO | CT | DE | DC | FL | GA | HI | ID | IL | IN | IA | KS | KY | LA | MA | MD | ME | MI | MN | MS | MO | MT | NE | NV | NJ | NM | NH | NY | NC | ND | OH | OK | OR | PA | RI | SC | SD | TN | TX | UT | VA | VT | WA | WV | WI | WY
 
ELIGIBILITY
For profit business
Not publicly traded
Business is wholly-owned and operated by member or member's spouse
No employees other than immediate family members
 
ADVICE
Phone consultation on an unlimited number of business topics, even on pre-existing conditions
 
LEGAL DOCUMENT REVIEW (up to 15 pages each)
Up to three business contracts or documents reviewed per month
Does not include review of documents relating to court proceedings or lawsuits.
 
LETTERS AND PHONE CALLS ON YOUR BEHALF
Up to 6 letters or calls per year (one per subject matter)
Available at the discretion of your Provider Attorney
 
DEBT COLLECTION LETTERS ON YOUR BEHALF
Up to three initial debt collection letters per month
SPECIALTY MATTERS AND OUT-OF-STATE CONSULTATION
Two consultations per year thirty minutes each
Topics include out-of-state business and these specialty areas of law: Employment, Tax, Securities, Intellectual Property, International Law, Import/ Export, Antitrust, Immigration
 
 
IRS AUDIT LEGAL SERVICES
IRS Audit services include Schedule C and E (attached to member's personal tax return)


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Except where specifically provided, services are intended only for matters arising in the state of the member's primary residence.


25% off additional legal services
You may continue to use your Provider Attorney for legal situations that extend beyond plan coverage. The additional services are 25% off the law firm's standard corporate hourly rates. Your Provider Attorney will let you know when the 25% discount applies, and go over these fees with you.

PERSONAL BENEFIT DETAILS
For more specific information about the legal benefits for personal matters, please view the member contract below for your state:
AL | AR | AZ | CA | CO | CT | DE | DC | FL | GA | HI | ID | IL | IN | IA | KS | KY | LA | MA | MD | ME | MI | MN | MS | MO | MT | NE | NV | NJ | NM | NH | NY | NC | ND | OH | OK | OR | PA | RI | SC | SD | TN | TX | UT | VA | VT | WA | WV | WI | WY
 
ADVICE
Toll-free phone consultations with your Provider Law Firm for any personal legal matter even on pre-existing conditions.
 
LETTERS AND PHONE CALLS ON YOUR BEHALF
A phone call or letter on an attorney's letterhead can help you get the results you need.
Available at the discretion of your Provider Attorney.


CONTRACT AND DOCUMENT REVIEW
Your Provider Law Firm will review an unlimited number of documents of up to fifteen (15) pages each.
You must be named as a contracting party on personal legal documents to be reviewed. Legal documents do not include documents prepared for court proceedings or lawsuits.


24/7 EMERGENCY ACCESS
After-hours legal consultation for covered legal emergencies such as: if you're arrested or detained, if you're seriously injured, or if you're served with a warrant.


RESIDENTIAL LOAN DOCUMENT SERVICES
The Member and Member's spouse, are entitled to have any residential loan documents, as may be required by the lending institution or by law and not otherwise provided or prepared by the seller, lender, or other third party, prepared by the Provider Attorney once each Membership Year for the Member's primary residence. All information necessary for the preparation of the documents must be provided to the Provider Attorney at least five business days prior to the closing date. 
 
FAMILY & DOMESTIC RELATED SERVICES

UNCONTESTED SEPARATION OR ANULLMENT
Services relating to an uncontested legal separation or uncontested civil annulment if available in the state of the Member's primary residence.  Uncontested separation or uncontested civil annulment is defined as a separation or annulment where neither the Member nor Member's spouse is represented by counsel and all issues are agreed upon in writing by the parties without negotiation by the Provider Attorney.
 
UNCONTESTED DIVORCE
The Member is entitled to Services relating to an uncontested divorce. Uncontested
divorce is defined as a divorce where neither the Member nor Member's spouse is represented by counsel and issues are agreed upon by the parties, in writing, without the negotiation by the Provider Attorney, and net material assets of the marriage are under $500,000.
 
UNCONTESTED ADOPTION
An uncontested adoption is defined as an adoption where all parties have agreed in writing to the adoption, all required consents are obtained and the adoption is not contested or challenged.
 
UNCONTESTED NAME CHANGE
The Provider Attorney will prepare an uncontested name change.  An uncontested name change is defined as a name change where all required consents are obtained and the name change is not contested or challenged.
 
STANDARD WILL PREPARATION
Will preparation and annual reviews and updates.
(Trust preparation is available under the 25% discount.)
 
HEALTH CARE POWER OF ATTORNEY
Health Care Power of Attorney preparation for you with annual reviews and updates.


LIVING WILL
Directive to Physician/Living Will preparation for you with annual reviews and updates.


AUTO

MOTOR VEHICLE SERVICES
Available 15 days after enrollment.
Representation under this benefit is provided when you have a valid driver's license and are driving a non-commercial motor vehicle.
Moving violation assistance.
Motor vehicle related criminal charge assistance.
Up to 2.5 hours help with driver's license reinstatement and property damage collection assistance of $5,000 or less per claim.
Certain exceptions and exclusions may apply, please read below and read the membership contract before purchasing.
 
TRIAL DEFENSE SERVICES
Assistance if you are the named defendant or respondent in a covered civil action suit.
In the first membership year, 57.5 hours of trial time and 2.5 hours of pre-trial time are provided for trial defense. Hours increase through the 5th membership year, up to 300 total hours (295.5 trial hours and 4.5 pre-trial hours).


Certain exceptions and exclusions may apply in specific states, please read the membership contract before purchasing.


IRS AUDIT LEGAL SERVICES
Coverage includes the return due on April 15th of the first membership year.
Up to fifty (50) hours of your Provider Law Firm's time for an IRS audit to include one (1) hour of services within the first 30 days after receiving written notice of the audit. Followed by 2.5 hours beginning on the 31st day for representation at the audit and for negotiations, conferences, and telephone conversations with the attorney and settlement conferences. The remaining 46.5 hours in trial time or services for actual trial appearance if the IRS sues you or you sue the IRS after paying the disputed tax.
Certain exceptions and exclusions may apply, please read below and read the membership contract before purchasing.
 
PREFERRED MEMBER DISCOUNT
25% off additional legal services
You may continue to use your Provider Attorney for legal situations that extend beyond plan coverage. The additional services are 25% off the law firm's standard hourly rates. Your Provider Attorney will let you know when the 25% discount applies, and go over these fees with you. After initial consultation, the following are covered only under your 25% discount:
Charges of DUI/DWI, drug-related matters, hit and run, leaving the scene of an accident.
Bankruptcy, trust preparation
Charges of tax fraud or income tax evasions, trust returns, business (including Schedule C) and/or corporate tax returns, payroll and information returns, partnerships, corporation returns or portions thereof that are included in the Member's tax returns.
 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND EXCLUSIONS

Additional Information: Provider law firms may be prevented by ethical rules from presenting a claim, defense, or legal position that the law firm believes to be frivolous or without merit. It is up to the Provider Attorney's professional judgment as to whether your claim, defense or legal position may prevail in court or is frivolous or without merit. Emergency services are subject to conditions imposed by the detaining/questioning authority. Fines, court costs, filing fees, ad litem fees, penalties, expert witness fees, bonds, bail bonds and any out-of-pocket expense are not covered by this membership. Any person or entity who initiates or participates in a lawsuit against the Company or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates, or is named as a defendant or respondent in a lawsuit initiated by the Company or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates, shall be specifically excluded from receiving any of the legal services provided by the membership, during the pendency of such lawsuit or until its resolution. Matters, issues, consultations, actions, proceedings, or disputes between a member and the Provider Attorney or the member and the Company are excluded from this membership. Any matter which the Provider Attorney determines is resolved or has been raised an unreasonable number of times without substantial change of circumstance will no longer be serviced under the membership. Any matters which are covered by any insurance policy are excluded from coverage.

24/Emergency Access: Assistance in making, posting, or obtaining bond, bail or other security required for release is excluded.

Residential Loan Document Services: This benefit is only available to family plan members and does not include review of the abstract and preparation of a Title Opinion thereon nor the Provider Attorney's presence at closing.

Family and Domestic Related Services become available after your membership has been active for 90 consecutive days from your enrollment.  These Services are excluded from any proceedings that have already been initiated.

Motor Vehicle Services: You are responsible for any fines and court costs. Preexisting conditions, charges of DUI/DWI related matters, drug related matters, hit-and-run related charges, issues involving commercial vehicles and unmeritorious cases are excluded. Traffic tickets must be submitted to the Provider Attorney at least five working days prior to the appearance date to receive Motor Vehicle Related Services. However, you may receive the 25% discount and consult with your Provider Law Firm under the toll-free phone consultation benefit for any specific exclusion under this benefit.

Trial Defense Services: Matters not covered under Plan benefits and which you may use your preferred member rate for services are: Bankruptcy, Charges of DUI/DWI, drug-related matters (whether prescribed or not), hit-and-run, leaving the scene of an accident, criminal charges. Lawsuits filed because of something that occurred prior to your enrollment (even if the lawsuit is filed after you become a member), class actions, interventions or amicus curiae filings in which the covered member is a party (or potential party), garnishment, attachment or any other appeal, claims, defenses, or legal positions which your Provider Law Firm determines will not prevail in court or are frivolous or without merit.

IRS Audit Legal Services: Does not cover charges of tax fraud or income tax evasion, trust returns, business and/or corporate tax returns, payroll and information returns, partnerships, corporation returns or portions thereof that are included in the member's tax returns, pre-existing condition(s) which, for IRS Audit Legal Services, includes any event, investigation or notice from the IRS that the Covered Person knew of or had been notified of prior to the Effective Date. Audits, examinations, or investigations where a professional preparer or an IRS enrolled agent is making a defense available, are not available for IRS Audit Legal Services. Requests by the IRS asking for additional information to be supplied by mail or telephone before written notification of an audit is received.

This is a general overview of your legal plan coverage for illustration purposes only. The benefits described are not available in all states and Canadian provinces. See a plan contract for complete terms, coverage, amounts, conditions and exclusions.

LegalShield Membership

CANADIAN RESIDENTS
The following provides a general overview of what the LegalShield Membership offers members in Canada.


BUSINESS BENEFIT DETAILS
For more specific information, please view the member contract for your province:
AB | BC | MB | ON

ELIGIBILITY
For profit business
Not publicly traded
Home and Business address must be the same
Must have three or fewer employees

ADVICE
On issues regarding your home-based business, even on pre-existing conditions

LETTERS AND PHONE CALLS ON YOUR BEHALF
Available at the discretion of your Provider Lawyer
Up to three a month (one per subject matter)

DEBT COLLECTION LETTERS ON YOUR BEHALF
Up to three initial debt collection letters per month

LEGAL DOCUMENT REVIEW (UP TO 15 PAGES EACH)
Up to three business contracts or documents reviewed per month

Additional Information: Fines, court costs, penalties, expert witness fees, bonds, bail bonds, and any out-of-pocket expenses are your responsibility and are not part of your membership fees and/or benefits. A retainer fee may be required for services not otherwise covered by your membership benefits. Due to regulatory requirements, benefits and rates vary in certain states and provinces. All general provisions of your LegalShield Member contract, also apply.

25% Off Additional Legal Services: You may continue to use your Provider Law Firm for legal situations that extend beyond plan coverage. The additional services are 25% off your Provider Lawyer's corporate hourly rate.

FAMILY BENEFIT DETAILS
For more specific information, please view the member contract for your province:

AB | BC | MB | ON

ADVICE
Unlimited topics, personal or business even on pre-existing conditions

24/7 EMERGENCY ACCESS
After-hours legal consultation for covered legal emergencies such as: if you're arrested or detained, if you're seriously injured, if you're served with a warrant, or if the province tries to take your child(ren).

LETTERS AND PHONE CALLS ON YOUR BEHALF
Available at the discretion of your Provider Lawyer

Unlimited personal topics, two business topics year (one per non-related matter)

LEGAL DOCUMENT REVIEW (UP TO 10 PAGES EACH)
Contracts/documents up to 10 pages each
Unlimited personal topics, one business per year

STANDARD WILL PREPARATION
Standard Will with yearly reviews/updates

Available to covered family members for $30

Other documents available: Powers of Attorney for Personal Care and Property

Note: If the Provider Law Firm arranges for Wills and Powers of Attorney to be executed at another law firm, the fee is $50 for named member, and $50 for covered family members who get theirs executed at the same time. Otherwise $75 per person. Yearly reviews/updates follow same fee schedule as initial Wills and Powers of Attorney.

WARRANTY ASSISTANCE
Assistance (letter or phone call on your behalf) regarding written or implied warranties on goods you have purchased or leased

LEASE AGREEMENT REVIEW
For your primary residence before you sign

HELP CONTACTING GOVERNMENT AGENCIES
DEBT COLLECTION ASSISTANCE
A phone call or letter on your behalf to help recover any outstanding debt owed to you.

TENANT LEGAL ADVICE
Lease of property for personal use

Problems arising with your landlord's failure to provide proper and necessary services to you

SMALL CLAIMS COURT ADVICE
Your Provider Law Firm will discuss your case with you and provide advice on preparing your case.

SOCIAL ASSISTANCE LEGAL ADVICE
ESTATE SETTLEMENT ADVICE

For questions regarding social assistance or the settlement of an estate you have a direct interest in.

CONSUMER PROTECTION BENEFITS
Letters/phone calls on your behalf to a third party, related to the lease or purchase of goods or services.

FAMILY COVERAGE INCLUDES
The member

The member's spouse

Never-married dependent children under 21 living at home

Dependent children under age 18 for whom the member is legal guardian

Full-time college students up to age 23; never married, dependent children

Physically or mentally challenged children living at home

Additional Information: Fines, court costs, penalties, expert witness fees, bonds, bail bonds, and any out-of-pocket expenses are your responsibility and are not part of your membership fees and/or benefits. Emergency services are subject to conditions imposed by the detaining/questioning authority.

25% off additional legal services: You may continue to use your Provider Law Firm for legal situations that extend beyond plan coverage. The additional services are 25% off the standard hourly rate. You will receive a 33.3% discount from the standard hourly rate for representation should you need legal services that must be performed outside of a lawyer's office. Hourly rates for Provider Firms and court appearances may vary. A retainer fee will be required for services under this benefit.

This is a general overview of your legal plan coverage for illustration purposes only. The benefits described are not available in all states and Canadian provinces. See a plan contract for complete terms, coverage, amounts, conditions and exclusions.