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Dealing with Agencies More Efficiently20111126_FNP001_0-300x168

Paper appears to define bureaucracy. There is so much for all types of activities and privileges. A person needs a license for fishing but also for various other things such as a driver’s license or a hunting license. You may need a building permit to put an addition onto your house or to build a new home, and they’re all kinds of applications for various things a person wants to do. All the paperwork can be both confusing and frustrating. Government clerks adhere to certain regulations. Anyone who misses a deadline or provides the wrong data can expect to go back to square one. Countrywide Pre-Paid Legal Services wants to end the anxiety about dealing with government paperwork. Our group legal plan benefit includes assistance in dealing with government agencies at all levels.

Dealing with All the Papers

People require having forms explained to them, and the Countrywide nationwide network of attorneys is there to help. Our seasoned legal professionals will sit down with a plan member and, as part of pre-paid legal services, explain what the government agency wants to have. He or she will also point out various deadlines and explain the importance of them. This person will also tell where to get additional information so that the application is airtight. If a face-to-face meeting with a government official is necessary, the lawyer will let a plan member know what to expect and how to handle the situation. These kinds of tidbits of advice make for a less stressful meeting with that bureaucrat. Continue reading

Questions Need Answersadvice-hands-300x231

We live in a world that is many times impersonal. When we want services and information, we are directed to commonly asked questions pages and requested to fill out forms. This is all done for Internet efficiency. That may be reasonable for retail products, but it can be a disaster for group legal plan.

Judicial Subjects are Hard to Comprehend

Legal matters can frighten and confuse. A person may not understand contract language at all and may be very concerned about dealing with public agencies. There is a need for better communication than a computer screen image. Legal services must include a level of communication that goes beyond filling in the blanks. Countrywide Pre-Paid Legal Services gives help that includes client communication. Continue reading

It Doesn’t Have to be a Life Long Burdendebt-on-top-of-man-300x279

College is not always a happy experience. There are many long hours late at night and lots of stress over grades. It would be nice if that anxiety ends on graduation day but it does not. Most college graduates are saddled with student loan obligations. These are controllable for some people, but others have the financial wellness threatened.

The Figures Can Be Enormous

It is the immense size of the debt which staggers people. The amount of student loan owed can be in the six figures for some people. This can make a significant difference in a lot of economic decisions. Life expenses such as buying a house could be delayed for decades. In some cases of desperation, a college graduate may elect to default or declare bankruptcy. Either can cause a lot of financial harm. Countrywide Pre- Paid Legal Services wants to help college graduates. It is why we have a financial wellness program. Continue reading

Read the Fine Print - Magnifying Glass

Caveat emptor, let the buyer beware, is a traditional marketplace warning. It cautions a person to be very careful about what is being purchased, and many people are. They will hedge their bets so to speak by buying a warranty. This covers the cost of repair, but even this has a cautionary note. There are those who will not honor the warranty. It is why a group legal plan needs to consider warranties and consumer protection. Continue reading

You can hope and vote for smaller government but do not count on that. The government is very much a part of our lives, and you will be dealing with public agencies at all levels. It sometimes gets very annoying and also very frustrating. There are so many ways government influences your life. A group legal plan with the right benefit options could be a lifesaver. Continue reading

The Phrases can be Confusing

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 English is a language that regularly changes. We are adding and removing words almost daily, as new terms come into being thanks to social media. Nevertheless, some words and phrases remain. You can find a lot of antiquated terminology in contracts. If a group legal plan has one solid benefit, it is to have an interpreter of the clauses.

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The Phrases can be Confusing A businesswoman with icons floating around her head. Portrait of

 English is a language that regularly changes. We are adding and removing words almost daily, as new terms come into being thanks to social media. Nevertheless, some words and phrases remain. You can find a lot of antiquated terminology in contracts. If a group legal plan has one solid benefit, it is to have an interpreter of the clauses.

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Legal Networks Help Plan Members

 No, it does not mean you are surrounded by a team of lawyers over a small issue. Most group legal plan members require one attorney to handle a given situation. Two attorneys means that if one attorney is not able to handle the case, there is another one to whom a person can be referred. It will happen there are special areas of law that require very precise experience and knowledge. A person can benefit from having that specialized legal voice.

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It leads to Serious Family Disputes

Three wooden dolls sitting doing bodily gestures. Concept of the three wise monkeys. Most people recognize the importance of having a will, but they delay in having one written. It simply is not on their bucket list and they feel they have plenty of time. That is the wrong way of looking at things because death can come without any warning. No matter what age an individual may be, death is a certainty and dying without a will can cause a serious domestic crisis. The possibility of intestate is why preparation of wills is a cornerstone of a group legal plan.

 

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Legal Services can reduce abseentism

April is the cruelest month breeding and many folks in the service industry will agree with that line from T. S. Elliott. The early part of the year is tax season, and the accounting and finance offices of major companies are scrambling to crunch the figures. Accounting firms will prohibit the use of vacation, and other companies will insist the personal days not be used. It is because having everybody in their cubicle hard at work is needed at this time. Unfortunately, such restrictions don’t always stop absenteeism. People who are suddenly faced with domestic issues will call in sick in order to attend to private matters. A number of reasons for people not showing up can be legal emergencies, and a voluntary benefit which offers legal assistance can reduce the absenteeism figures.

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