Legal Shield do you use them

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Hello everyone

I am looking into getting some protection from an attorney, but don’t want to pay heavy retainer fees. Does anyone here use Legal shield or other similar service? If so do you like it ?

Originally posted by @Jason Foy :

Hello everyone

I am looking into getting some protection from an attorney, but don’t want to pay heavy retainer fees. Does anyone here use Legal shield or other similar service? If so do you like it ?

 No need for retainer fees unless you get sued are are suing someone. Legal Shield was okay for me for quick and easy legal questions. They refer you out if need be and you get a discount. But I always had to find a specialist when it came to heavy lifting issues.

I have been using them since 2002. I pay like $20 a month. They have gotten me out of tickets, written letters for me, reviewed docs, and they also answer general legal questions when I have them - instead of paying $150 for a half hour appointment with another attorney. I obviously believe in Legal Shield (aka Pre-paid Legal), so I signed up to be an associate for them too. I still have to pay, but it allows me to sign up other people for the service.  When you get into bigger legal matters, you need to hire an attorney. You can chose to hire your local legal shield attorneys at a discount, or go to someone else of your choosing. The LS attorney will tell you when you need to consider hiring someone. It has only happened to me once or twice.