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BANKRUPTCY CHAPTER 7: Includes preparation of the petition, documents, and scheduling of a 341 hearing. Filing fees, court appearances and costs are additional. Attorneys may charge one fixed rate, which would include the basic fixed fee plus costs, court time and expenses. To qualify for the discounted rate, income cannot exceed the state’s median income in which the bankruptcy is being filed. If income exceeds state’s median income, plan attorneys can assist members at the guaranteed low hourly rate.
DIVORCE (SIMPLE): Plan attorneys will review and prepare the documents and/or petitions necessary for a simple divorce. Plan attorneys will represent you, one time, at the final hearing. To qualify for a simple divorce, the plan member’s spouse is not represented by separate counsel, there are no minor children under age 18, marital assets are less than $70,000 and all issues are agreed to without aid of counsel. Additional court appearances, mediations, the filing or preparation of documents affecting property, costs, or separation agreements, are not included and would be handled at the guaranteed low hourly rate.
ELIGIBLE FAMILY MEMBERS: Are defined as the plan member’s spouse or domestic partner, dependent children who are under the age of 25 and any categorically dependent individuals living in the plan member’s home such as a parent or grandparent. Where applicable, please note the identity theft insurance and identity monitoring coverage are limited only to the member.
INCORPORATION (REGULAR): Includes preparation of the incorporation documents, (articles of incorporation, by laws, and the minutes). This does not include filing fees, costs or the corporate kit. Any extended work for the new corporation is not eligible for family plan discounts. Not-for- profit organizations, limited liability companies (LLC’s) and limited liability partnerships (LLP’s) are not included in this definition. Plan attorneys can assist members choosing to set these entities up at the guaranteed low hourly rate.
NAME CHANGE: Plan attorneys will assist you and your family in obtaining a name change when it is not contested or challenged by another party. This includes preparation of the petition, attendance at the hearing, and preparation and review of the final judgment document. This fee does not include additional court appearances, filing fees, or the attorney’s travel time to and from the courthouse.
NON-SUPPORT (SPOUSE/CHILD): The discounted fee for you and your family includes the preparation for and the attendance at a single hearing for judgments or contempt citations for non-payment of alimony and child support maintenance. Additionally, the plan attorney will provide one hour of collection efforts after the hearing, which may include an initial phone call made and/or a collection letter written on the your behalf.
Preparation does not include obtaining discovery evidence, extended court time and extended collections work. All extended legal care will be provided to members at the guaranteed low hourly rate.
PLAN/PARTICIPATING ATTORNEYS: Are defined as licensed and qualified to practice law in their state, to maintain professional liability insurance if required by their state, and have contracted with Legal Care Direct™ to provide legal services to plan members as outlined in this Plan Member Guidebook for the law areas that they handle and the cases that they accept.
PLAN MEMBER: Is defined as any person who has purchased a Legal Care Direct™ membership and is current with their payments.
RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE CLOSING: The discounted fee for a residential real estate closing includes a free initial consultation and the review of the member’s purchase or sales agreement. Additionally, the plan attorney will provide one hour of representation at the closing for the purchase or sale of residential real estate. Additional hours will be billed at the guaranteed low hourly rate.
All research including Title insurance, liens, deeds, property judgments, flood, hazard, or mortgage insurance, and fees associated with filing real estate documents in your state are not included in the definition or covered by this discounted rate. Additional work will always be done at the guaranteed low hourly rate.
SIMPLE WILL (NO CHARGE WILL): Is defined as a will distributing personal property and homestead, not involving trusts, specific bequests, real estate, tax matters, guardianships, living wills, health care proxies or partitions.
SIMPLE WILL WITH MINOR’S TRUST: The discounted fee includes the preparation of a Simple Will with a Minor’s Trust for the surviving minor children of the plan member. This document will contain information related to minor children (specifically; name, date of birth, social security number), real estate, specific bequests, and information pertaining to the appointed guardian of the estate of our member.
This fee does not cover extensive information regarding retirement plans, investments and their tax treatment, other kinds of trusts, complex tax matters, or estate planning. Counsel for these additional areas of law will be provided to plan members at the guaranteed low hourly rate.
TRAFFIC DEFENSE: The discounted fee applies to first time non-criminal traffic infractions including but not limited to; violation of traffic control device, failure to stop at a stop sign, improper change of lane, illegal turns, improper or unsafe equipment, expired tag, no proof of insurance, unlawful speed, improper passing, failure to use turn signal, failure to yield the right of way and safety belt violations.
The special privileged rate applies to each individual non-criminal traffic infraction. The discounted fee includes the preparation of any necessary court documents and attendance at a single court hearing to settle a single, first time, non-criminal traffic infraction.
The discounted fee does not include court costs, fines imposed by the presiding judge, additional scheduled hearings or other traffic matters that the court deems to be criminal in nature.
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