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A chalk board with the words problems and solutions

The Internet is remarkable, but even cyberspace has limitations. There are times when people want to talk and interact with a human being. It applies in particular if there are legal issues. Unfortunately, not all group legal plan services do that. Instead, they rely on a website with a question and answer page. Continue reading

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Being a single parent is never easy. This person does the work of two individuals in raising a family. It often happens that a single parent must deal with public agencies. This maybe for matters such as educational assistance for children, special programs, or other forms of aid. The challenge arises when the parent has to face bureaucracy. This can be a confusing and puzzling trip down corridors looking for the right office. Applications have to be done properly. A group legal plan can provide needed help for a hard-working single parent.

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Time is precious when an employee has children and a job to worry about. A single parent has to deal with family matters and can use some assistance. Countrywide Pre-Paid Legal Services is here to be a friend to this individual. We can help relieve some of the stress of having to deal with government agencies. Our network of attorneys has dealt with the public sector in the past. Required paperwork for services can be confusing. A Countrywide lawyer is there to explain what information is needed and help a group legal plan member complete the forms. The legal professional also sees to it that applications are delivered on time. Continue reading

Divorce makes you poor. Unless you aren’t in the top 1% of the country that have millions of dollars (and hopefully a good prenuptial agreement), divorce will be costly. It is very expensive to deal with a lawyer on a regular basis. Did you know, that usually every meeting, and even short phone calls to an attorney are things you are billed for? Surely, it is incredibly expensive to get the best overall legal treatment you can. Prepaid legal services can lessen the financial blow.

Imagine yourself in Alexis’ shoes. Alexis, a recently divorced Philadelphia mom in her early 50s with one child in college and one finishing up high school, has been left financially devastated after her divorce. Alexis worked, since high school, as a dental hygienist. While she made a decent middle class living, she certainly depended on her husband’s larger salary (he was a machinist at a local factory) to raise their two children.

After her husband decided to leave, Alexis was left saddled with the family bills while trying to work and raise the children. Though the bills belonged to both Alexis and her husband, his whereabouts were unknown. Alexis had to find a way to pay for all expenses, including bills her husband helped to create, by herself. With the family income split in half, Alexis was forced to work at night as a waitress. The only way to escape her enormous and mounting debt was to divorce her husband. Alas, every attorney Alexis spoke to required a retainer of $3,000 to $5,000. Alexis continues to struggle, and is still legally married. Prepaid legal services could help remove this enormous burden.

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Unfortunately, divorce is a common trend in our society but there is a way it can be made easier with prepaid legal services. The fact is, as helpful as many employee benefits are, like health and dental insurance, retirement planning, and others, there will always be a need for legal advice. Many of us have heard that half of marriages end in divorce. Well, that is not true, it was a decade ago but sadly that number has increased and the majority of marriages end in divorce. Another important fact to remember is that divorce is hard on anyone’s life and people tend to carry their personal problems to work each day whether they want to or not.

As a company, you have the opportunity to aide employees during their time of struggle and in a way that will help them pull through this faster. Pre-paid legal services in Philadelphia can save an employee valuable time and money during the divorce process. The way it works is very similar to how health insurance offered by the company would work. When a worker needs legal advice they contact their human resources department or in some cases go directly to the pre-paid legal services to find out their options. The legal service plans offered will cover all types of legal matters through a network of attorneys who have all gone through an extensive credentialing process in order to join this network. With divorce rates higher than ever before and many people facing financial difficulties to begin with, employees cannot sacrifice the time or money that will be needed to find their own attorneys. They will need direct assistance from within their network of employee benefits and that is where pre-paid legal service plans can benefit them.

Countrywide Pre-Paid Legal Services can assist you in offering this service to your employees no matter which city your company is located. We offer our services throughout Pennsylvania at an affordable rate that will benefit employees for years to come. The majority of the time these legal plans are offered on a voluntary basis with the majority, if not the full cost, paid by the employees through payroll deduction. Divorce is hard enough but having to go through it alone will make it even more difficult for an employee and it will carry over into their work almost all the time and that is not something you can afford to have happen.

I now pronounce you… Legally separated, broke from attorney’s fees, and in hot water with the boss for missing so much work. Yikes!

Such is the case for so many Americans undergoing divorces.

Divorce proceedings usually last for at least a year. That is a lot of time, especially considering that over half of marriages end in divorce. Let’s do some simple math -if a company employees 1,000 people, and only half of them are married, we can expect a quarter of those married employees to unfortunately face a legal separation or divorce eventually! Indubitably, those employees are going to deal with their Human Resources departments to orchestrate necessary days off to visit their lawyer and appear in court -all of which is costly to both the employer and the individual.

Pre-paid legal services included in benefits programs take a proactive approach to ever-climbing divorce rates. Organizations with pre-paid legal service benefits eliminate the eventual struggle to balance work and legal obligations -like meetings with lawyers and hefty retainers- for their employees.

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