LegalShield

From Traffic Tickets to Will Preparation, Real Estate or Divorce: Professional Legal Advice for Less Than 50¢ a Day.

LegalShield was founded over 40 years ago, with the belief that everyone deserves access to quality, affordable legal protection. Businesses and the wealthy can afford to pay attorneys $400 an hour to protect their interests, but can you? With LegalShield, you’ll experience the safety and security that over 1.5 million members enjoy. Access to convenient, quality, no-cost legal help is only a toll-free phone call away - all for less than 50¢ a day.

Benefits of LegalShield membership include:

Phone Calls and Letters

We’ve all experienced situations where a person or company has taken advantage of us or refused to do as promised, and our personal calls and letters do not resolve the situation. Perhaps it was a store that didn't honor a return, a poorly done repair job, or a merchant who didn’t honor their low-price guarantee? Unfortunately, many businesses know they can get away with these things because few people will spend the time or hire a lawyer to being them to justice.

With LegalShield, your attorney will write a letter or make a phone call on your behalf at no cost to you. When the other party sees that you have legal representation, they know you are serious and will work to get the situation resolved.

Will Preparation with Annual Reviews

Having an updated Will is part of being a responsible adult. However, 55% of Americans don’t have one. The numbers are even more shocking for minorities: 68% of African Americans and 74% of Hispanics do not have a Will. Considering the benefits of having a Will, these are unfortunate statistics. Wills can:

  • Protect your assets from probate and intestacy laws and significantly reduce the time spent in costly probate court.
  • Provide peace of mind, knowing that your assets are protected and your loved ones will be cared for.
  • Control the gifting of assets to the specific person(s) you choose.
  • Ensure your committed relationship partner is provided for.

LegalShield members receive a Will and annual updates at no cost, and spouses/domestic partners can have a Will for just $20. For members requiring a higher level of estate planning, Trust preparation is available with a 25% discount.

Contract and Document Review

While we all say that we would never sign a document without reading it thoroughly, the reality is that most only skim. Chances are, we wouldn’t make sense of the fine print legal jargon anyway.

With LegalShield, at no cost to you, you can have an unlimited number of personal legal documents reviewed and explained to you in “plain English” by your attorney. Your attorney will also suggest any changes he or she deems necessary and if the other party has acted improperly, the attorney can contact them on your behalf to resolve the issue.

Whether you’re signing a new cell phone contract, booking a hotel room, or wanting to ensure that you get your full security deposit back from your landlord, legal document review can save you thousands of dollars and countless headaches.

IRS Audit Protection

An IRS audit can be terrifying, even if we believe we did everything 100% honestly. Unfortunately, around 1.5 million people experience an IRS audit every year. For those who think only the wealthy get audited, over 80% of audits are done to households making less than $50,000 per year.

With LegalShield, when you are notified of an audit by the IRS, you have immediate access to consultation, advice, and assistance at no cost to you. You can receive, at no additional cost, up to 50 total hours of your attorney’s time to help defend the audit.

Motor Vehicle Services

Vehicle ownership creates the potential for many different problems. When there’s a car accident, our insurance company deals with the issue, but who takes care of more minor issues? What if your car is vandalized in a parking lot? What if items are stolen from your car after being valet parked or washed? What if another driver nicks your car while it’s parked on the street? Worse, what if the other driver claims it’s your fault based on how you parked, and the police issue YOU a citation? Problems happen and whether you were the at-fault party or not, having an attorney on your side can be crucial.

If your driver’s license is revoked or suspended, your LegalShield attorney will help you. They will put you in a position of knowledge regarding the law. If the unthinkable happens and you are involved in a fatal car accident and charged with involuntary manslaughter, negligent homicide, or vehicular homicide, your attorney will defend you, no matter how long it takes.

Trial Defense

The United States is a litigious country. We have more lawyers per capita than any other nation and a new civil lawsuit is filed once every two seconds. Whether the suit has merit or is frivolous, lawsuits can cause tremendous emotional and financial stress.

With LegalShield, if you or your spouse is named as a defendant in a covered civil or criminal action, your attorney will provide up to 60 hours of defense at no additional cost to you.

For a complete list coverage and restrictions, please refer to the Certificate of Insurance.

Legal Shield Monthly Premium

Member & Family: $14.95

Add 24-hour access to an attorney if you’re ever arrested or detained, injured in a motor vehicle accident, confronted with the state taking your children, or served with a warrant, for only $1 more.

For one low price, LegalShield covers the member, their spouse, and the following dependent children:

  • Under age 18, for whom the member or member's spouse is the legal guardian.

  • Under age 23 and a full time college student.

  • Any dependent child, regardless of age, who is incapable of sustaining employment because of mental or physical disability and who is chiefly dependent on the member or member's spouse for support.

Note: Benefits listed are for California. Benefits outside California may vary.