Personal Plan Coverage and Pricing
The Personal Plan starts at $29.95 per month
You, your spouse, and your dependants are all covered
Speak with your lawyer on an unlimited number of personal legal issues
Get an unlimited number of personal legal contracts or documents reviewed
Access to a lawyer 24/7 for covered emergency situations
There’s no risk to try. You can cancel your plan at any time, for any reason.
Personal Plan Coverage Details
A small monthly fee gets you access to legal help on an unlimited number of personal legal issues from lawyers with an average of 22 years of experience. This page provides detailed information on what is included with your monthly fee.
- Members, Spouses and Partners
The person signing up for the plan (the Member) as well as the member's spouse or partner are covered.
Never-married dependant children of the member or member's spouse, under 26 years of age who are permanent residents of the member's household or full-time students are covered, as well as Dependant children under age 18 for whom the member or member's spouse is the legal guardian. Any dependant child, regardless of age, who is physically disabled or mentally incapacitated and unable to make legally binding decisions, unable to be employed, 51% or more financially dependant upon the member and member's spouse and lives at home with the member or member's spouse are covered too.
Provide Advice by Phone
You can always speak with your lawyer to get legal advice on an unlimited number of personal legal matters in any area of law, including pre-existing issues. Your lawyer will speak with you for as long as he/she believes is necessary to adequately advise you on the matter in question. Also, if necessary, your lawyer will provide up to one hour of legal research on each matter, for no additional fee.
Write Letters or Make Phone Calls On Your Behalf
If after the phone consultation, your lawyer determines that a letter or phone call from them would help you resolve the legal issue, they will write one letter or make one phone call on your behalf. If additional phone calls or letters from the lawyer are needed, they will be provided at 25% off the lawyer’s hourly rates.
You may submit any personal legal document up to 15 pages or less that’s related to the legal issue being discussed so long as you or one of your covered family members is party to the contract. Your lawyer will review the document and advise you by phone about any areas of concern and the legal implications. Their goal is to arm you with the information you need to resolve the situation. Should you choose to have the lawyer engage in extensive negotiation on your behalf, those services are available at 25% off their standard hourly rate.
Our estate planning document services more than pay for the membership all by themselves!
Standard Will Preparation
Your membership includes a Standard Will prepared by your lawyer for you, your spouse and other covered family members. Also, your lawyer can complete annual reviews and updates to your Will at no additional charge.
Living Will Preparation
A Living Will allows you to direct medical care should a person become incapable of providing informed consent. Your membership includes a Living Will prepared by your lawyer for you, your spouse and covered family members. Also, your lawyer can complete annual reviews and updates to your living will at no additional charge.
Durable Power of Attorney
A Durable Power of Attorney is a document that allows a trusted person you pick to handle your affairs and make decisions on your behalf should you become incapacitated. Your membership includes a Durable Power of Attorney drafted by your lawyer for you, your spouse and covered family members. Also, your lawyer can complete annual reviews and updates to your Durable Power of Attorney at no additional charge.
Defense of Moving Violations
If you receive a speeding ticket or other moving violation, you can call your lawyer and they will handle the situation for you. This plan benefit is one of our most popular as it can reduce or eliminate points on your license and reduce or eliminate fines with no additional lawyer fees. Representation under this benefit is provided when you or your family members have a valid driver’s license and are driving a non-commercial vehicle.
Auto Accidents and Criminal Charge Assistance
If you are in an accident or charged with a motor vehicle related crime, your lawyer can assist you. Letting your lawyer handle the situation provides peace of mind during difficult situations and is included in your plan.
Suspended, Cancelled or Revoked Driver's Licence and Damage Collection
Your membership comes with up to 2.5 hours of lawyer time to help you get a driver’s licence reinstated or to collect funds for property damage related to an auto accident ($5000 or less per claim included at no additional fee).
- Mortgage Document Preparation
If you’re buying a primary residence, your lawyer will prepare the mortgage documents as required by your lender. You can receive this benefit once per calendar year. All you have to do is provide the necessary information to your lawyer at least five business days prior to the closing date and they will take care of document preparation.
Your lawyer can review and provide feedback on residential home purchase documents prepared by the seller, lender or third parties as long as they are provided to the lawyer at least five business days prior to the closing.
The following benefits are available if initiated after your membership as been effective for 90 consecutive days.
Representation for Uncontested Separation or Annulment
If you and your spouse are not represented by another lawyer and all issues related to a separation or annulment are agreed upon in writing by the parties, without negotiation by your Provider Law Firm, your separation or annulment is considered uncontested and your lawyer can represent and help you at no additional charge.
Representation for an Uncontested Divorce
Your lawyer can represent you in uncontested divorce proceedings. Uncontested Divorce is a divorce in which neither party is represented by separate counsel and all issues are agreed upon in writing without negotiation by your Provider Law Firm, net assets of the marriage are under $500,000 and no division of retirement benefits or QDRO is applicable.
Representation for an Uncontested Adoption
If all parties have agreed in writing to an adoption, all required consents are attainable and the adoption is not contested or challenged, your lawyer can represent you at adoption proceedings for no additional fee.
Uncontested Name Change Assistance
When a name change is not contested or challenged and all consents are obtained, your lawyer can help you prepare for and attend the initial hearing to obtain your name change.
You may speak with a lawyer for emergency help by calling 1-877-825-3797 for any of the following reasons.
You are Detained by Authorities
You are detained by a Law Enforcement Officer. Meaning that you are either restrained, searched or deprived of immediate liberty.
Child Custody Emergencies
You are detained or questioned by a Law Enforcement Officer or any representative of a federal, state or local child welfare agency regarding any minor child in your personal custody or any of your dependant children.
Vehicle Accident and Injury
You can use the 24/7 access line if you are involved in an automobile or motorcycle accident that results in bodily harm or physical injury.
You are Served with a Warrant
If you’re served with a warrant for any reason, you can call our 24/7 emergency line for lawyer assistance.
Lawyer Representation at Trial
Your membership includes representation by your lawyer if you or your spouse is a named defendant in a civil suit.
Each year of membership, through your fifth year, earns you additional lawyer trial defense and pre-trial preparation hours as follows.
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Legal Help for CRA Audits, Investigations or Examinations of Your Tax Return
Members receive up to 50 hours of legal services from their lawyer when they are notified in writing by the CRA that their tax return is going to be audited, investigated or otherwise examined.
Consultation and Advice from Your Lawyer
Members receive up to one hour of consultation and advice from their lawyer within the first thirty days after being notified of an audit or request to appear at the CRA offices related to his or her tax return.
Representation and Negotiation
Members get up to 2.5 hours of representation and telephone conversations by their lawyer at the audit or any settlement conferences prior to trial.
Members get up to 46.5 hours in trial time or services for actual trial appearances when the CRA sues the covered person, after member pays the disputed tax or the member sues the CRA.
While the amount of services included with your basic monthly fee are almost too good to be true, there are of course some legal issues that are more complicated and may require additional lawyer support. Not to worry!
25% Off! Hourly Rate
Legal needs not included in your basic monthly fee are covered by a generous 25% discount off of your lawyer’s normal hourly rates. In case such as Personal Injury Lawsuits, members may work out contingency fee or flat fee agreements with their lawyer's as well. The beauty of a LegalShield plan is that no matter the situation, our members are covered and can save literally thousands of dollars over standard lawyer client relationships.
MEMBERPerks and Discounts that Can Pay for the Plan by Themselves -View Member Discounts
As a LegalShield member, you’ll be entitled to receive significant discounts and savings from a variety of popular brands you probably already use. It’s not uncommon for people without a current legal issue to join LegalShield just for the MEMBERPerks. Combine the awesome savings with some of the standard plan benefits, such as getting a lawyer prepared Will, Power of Attorney and Living will, and it becomes almost ridiculous not to join.
MEMBERPerks Make this a Total No-Brainer!
On top of the great legal benefits, members enjoy steep discounts at over 15 companies.
The benefits are so good, people without pressing legal needs often join LegalShield just for the MEMBERPerks and discounts.
The perks can save you more money than the plan costs. Crazy right?
Additional Information and Limitations
At this point you may be in one of two places. Either you’re ready to join LegalShield to start saving money and reducing stress or you have a few lingering questions. One of the top questions we get from prospective members is “will my exact legal situation really be covered by the standard member benefits?”
As mentioned above, everything is covered one way or the other. Certain complicated situations may require additional legal services which are provided at a generous 25% discount off the lawyer’s standard hourly fee. If you’re still not sure you’ll be covered by the standard benefits or just want additional details, there are three main ways to get the information.
If you own a home business, are a consultant or have a rental property, or if you own a gun or need more trial coverage - you might want to consider these optional Personal Plan Supplements. Add these supplements to your plan at checkout or click to learn more below.
- Unlimited Business Consultation on legal and non-legal matters
- Includes Pre-Existing Conditions
- Legal review of 3 contracts/documents per month
- CRA Audit Legal Services
- Covers the member and their spouse
- Additional 100 hours of trial defence
- 75 hours of trial time & 25 hours of pre-trial time
- Trial defense hours are added each year of active membership
- Representation for traffic violations
- Upload tickets right in our app
- Support for suspended license
- CRA Audit Defense Services