Search Site
Menu
Prepaid Legal Service Plans

Prepaid Legal Service Plans

Many lesser-income individuals in America need the help of a lawyer but are unable to afford one. Prepaid legal service plans offer affordable legal services to middle-income individuals and families.

 

Prepaid plans emphasize preventive law. By allowing a plan member easy access to an attorney, legal problems can be avoided or resolved quickly. This article explains how prepaid legal service plans work. It also outlines the types of legal services normally available through such plans.

Prepaid Legal Service Plans’ Coverage

 

A legal service plan generally covers the plan member and the member’s immediate family, including a spouse and unmarried dependent children residing with the member.

How Prepaid Legal Service Plans Work

 

Prepaid plans operate like a legal insurance plan. For a small monthly fee, a plan member (or sometimes an employer or union) prepays for legal services that might be needed in the future. The fee entitles the plan member to basic services. Basic services include legal advice, telephone consultation, review of legal documents, drafting a simple will, letters on behalf of the plan member, and warranty problems. More comprehensive legal service plans cover marital issues, bankruptcies, representation in court, and real estate matters.

Group Legal Services Plans

 

Under a group legal services plan paid for by an employer or union or other group, a plan member is referred to a lawyer who provides basic legal advice without further charge to the plan member. Group legal services plans do not require any prepayment. Also, plan members may be charged significantly reduced fees for additional legal services outside of the usual services provided under the plan.

Copyright 2012 LexisNexis, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc.

What others are saying about us
  • ""I would recommend Mr. Hudspeth unequivocally. Not only is he an outstanding business attorney, he also provided me with access to a divorce attorney. Thanks to his skill, and resources available outside the Phoenix law family, I was successful in challenging a “family law” mediation that was particularly and grossly unfair."" - Chandler, Arizona Private Individual

  • ""Thank you for the work you have done in creating these documents. It is always a pleasure dealing with this firm!"" - J. P.

  • "“An excellent response. Masterfully prepared. Thank you.”" - El Paso, Texas Real Estate Investor

Donald W. Hudspeth Attorney Photo
Donald W. Hudspeth
Principal Attorney

Attorney Donald W. Hudspeth has more than twenty years’ experience practicing corporate and business law. Before attending law school, Mr. Hudspeth held a stock brokers license at the age of 21 and owned his own business at the age of 23. He was a business law professor at Arizona State University, West Campus, and has conducted classes and seminars for a number of higher institutions and organizations. Mr. Hudspeth has published two books on law and is the founder of the radio programs Law on the Edge and Law Talk.

Brian K. Stanley Attorney Photo
Brian K. Stanley
Of Counsel

Attorney Brian K. Stanley has more than thirty years' experience practicing corporate and business law. Brian also worked for Sandra Day O'Connor in 1976-1977; Formerly with the Phoenix firm of Jones, Hunter & Lerch as of the dissolution of that firm in 1979. (Also Member, Law Office of Brian K. Stanley, PLLC).

Janae Ashley Perry-Meier Attorney Photo
Janae Ashley Perry-Meier
Associate

Janae Perry-Meier is a business and commercial law attorney focusing on international business. Janae handles both transactional and litigation matters, including: forming your business, drafting your contracts, franchising, business disputes, business divorce, mergers and acquisitions, private placements, securities compliance, and corporate governance. Janae also handles trademark registration, office action responses, and infringement cases.

Michael David Malin Attorney Photo
Michael David Malin
Associate

Michael Malin has been a practicing attorney in Arizona since 2013. He has represented clients through all stages of litigation. Prior to joining the firm, Michael litigated cases involving professional negligence, insurance bad faith, dram shop liability, personal injury and wrongful death, Indian law, probate, and criminal matters. Before attending law school, he worked for several startup companies in the then-nascent field of smartphone and tablet application development.

Natalia Beard-Artemieva  Attorney Photo
Natalia Beard-Artemieva
Attorney

Natalia (Natasha) Beard-Artemieva has been a practicing attorney in Arizona since 2014.

  • Preeminent AV Rated
    Client Distinction Award
    Bar Register
    AV Rating

Pay Your Bill Online

Use our easy-to-use and secure online payment feature to pay your bill. We accept all major credit cards.

Pay Your Bill

Contact us

Quick Contact Form