Do you have a lawyer you can call to ask a question about any legal matter you encounter? I do and I pay less than $1 per day for that privilege through my legal service plan. In fact, I don’t just have a lawyer, I have a team of lawyers at a major local law firm who can handle just about any legal situation that I throw at them. If I need them to write a letter to help right a wrong, they will do that for me. Kind of like when a former employer decided to not pay me my last check. Guess whose attorney called me and asked how they could settle it (they were a Fortune 100 company.) Without the help of a lawyer, I am sure I would have just lost out on that check (it was over $3,000.) They also prepare and update my will every year for me and don’t charge me any more money. Sadly, I have had them send lawyers to show up with me in court for a speeding ticket. It seemed like a good thing and I thought people would think “impressive, this guys got a lawyer” but I actually felt like the vibe was “wow… this guy must have lots of problems if he had to bring a lawyer to traffic court.” Either way, I have had successes with fighting tickets and one time when driving home from Las Vegas, I got a ticket and they called an affiliated law firm in Nevada, so I would not have to go back there to go to court. what can I say, I was born to drive race cars 🙂
When my father calls me to ask me a legal question, I remind him that he has the same plan that I do. He always says “oh yeah, I forget” but he, too has had some great counsel from a top rated firm in his home state.
Have you ever said to someone “you’ll be hearing from my lawyer” but you knew you couldn’t afford to call one? With my legal services plan, when I tell someone they will hear from my lawyer, the do. In fact, I had a customer (from my Internet Marketing firm) who decided he didn’t need to pay me. He got a letter from my lawyer along with his contract and invoice and had the gall to email and say he didn’t owe the money. I basically told him the lawyers would take those documents to court and unless he could produce canceled checks or receipts (which he could not ethically do), his day would be done and he would also have to compensate me for my court fees and lost wages. As you can guess, he wasn’t that stupid and I was even nice enough to offer to settle for 50% of the balance. I am a good guy, I just don’t believe in being taken advantage of, so I don’t allow it.
I could go on and on, but the bottom line is that for the cost, a legal services plan is one of the best ways to spend your money to protect yourself and your family. We live in a litigious society and if you don’t know your rights you don’t have any because you won’t know enough to try to exercise them.
There are many companies out there that offer legal services plans, but the company that I highly recommend and am a customer of is called Legal Shield. As a disclosure I am paid to promote their product as an Independent Associate, but of course, I only promote it because I believe in in and have been a happy customer for years.
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