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Countrywide Pre-Paid Legal Services has every reason to be proud of its attorneys. These folks combine excellent emotional intelligence expert and legal knowledge to deliver superior service. However, there is a limit to what they can do.

The legal profession has become increasingly more specialized. Intellectual property, cyber-security, and immigration law are becoming more nuanced. The same can be said for adoption law and property disputes. Our lawyers may not have the legal skills to address complicated issues in the far corners of the law. Attorneys with special skills are needed and group legal plans do not always have them.

Countrywide believes that serving a plan member is job one. If the existing pre-paid legal services can’t solve the problem, Countrywide will recommend a referral and make the needed contact. Group legal plan members like this, but they worry about the cost. Lawyers with a unique skill set will charge higher rates per hour. Continue reading

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Warranties might appear to be simple, but they are not. These are agreements which are legal documents and have specific requirements. Salespeople will try persuading customers to purchase warranties with pressure sales tactics that sometimes work. The individual pays a hefty price for a warranty that will never be enforced. Some group legal plans help with warranties. Countrywide Pre-Paid Legal Services is one of them.

Warranty Nuances

Warranties can be complicated. For example, an automobile warranty might cover Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) auto parts but not After Market parts. Labor costs may have certain provisions such as the warranty only paying 50% of the bill. The warranties will last only for a few years. Going to the wrong repair shop could void the warranty, depending on the terms.

Countrywide has a national network of attorneys who provide required pre-paid legal services. We strongly urge people to have a lawyer review the warranty before signing it. A Countrywide attorney can look at the language point out the major clauses. Some small stores might use warranty documents that are outdated and invalid. Our lawyers will spot that and alert the group legal plan member. Continue reading

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The open enrollment period is a time of reflection. Employees will look at their coverages in the light of premium and/or deductible increases and decide if any changes must be made. That’s prudent behavior, but there is something left out. There needs to be an answer to a major what – if statement: what if I am in a coma and cannot respond.

Medical Emergencies Come Unannounced

It can be a stroke or cardiac arrest that sends a person into the darkness. Healthcare providers have a mandate to keep a person alive. It means a comatose patient is on life support for extended periods of time. Someone is needed to make decisions. Not all group legal plans have this service, but Countrywide Pre-Paid Legal Services offers the drafting of a living will and legal powers of attorney.

The objective of both is straightforward: authorized decision-making in the case of a medical calamity. The living will provide instructions on what to do if a group legal plan member is no longer able to communicate. The living will is a pre-paid legal services benefit that also benefits the healthcare provider. The decisions about medical care are written down and the care provider need only follow them. Continue reading

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Legal documents are written records.They will express compensation in a contract, guarantee the service of a warranty, and the obligations of a lease. There should be no confusion but sometimes there are problems. The best group legal plans will help people interpret the language.

The terms and definitions can confuse a reader. The language is dry and requires definition for understanding. Countrywide Pre-Paid Legal Services would like to assist people. We have a group legal plan benefit covering document review.

A nationwide network of lawyers provides our legal services. They can review even the most obscure legal papers. The attorneys respond to all questions and offer expert advice. Should a group legal plan member forget to ask a question that is a problem. We allow an unlimited number of telephone calls on a given matter. The plan member can easily get answers that he or she requires. Continue reading

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Countrywide Pre-Paid Legal Services is proud of its reputation. We have administered legal plans for over 30 years and our clients are very satisfied with what we do for them. The secret to our success is the type of service we offer. It is the best in the industry and that is not just our pre-paid legal services options, either.

The Secondary Services Are Important.

Plan members like having simple wills drafted and foreign-born employees appreciate our help with public agencies. The assistance is not impersonal. Countrywide does more than use webpage Q&As to help people. We make use of a network of highly qualified professionals and each one is available for a conference. We know that not all questions might be answered in the one on one meetings. A group legal plan member may make as many follow-up telephone calls to the attorney as necessary on a given question. Continue reading

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Death and taxes are the only things you can be sure of in this life. Employees will sometimes ignore the possibility of death and forget about writing a will. We admit dying is a morbid subject, but it cannot be ignored. Your family’s security depends on a will.

Group legal plans will promote right simple wills and Countrywide Pre-Paid Legal Services is no exception. Drafting a simple will is one of our group legal plan options and a very popular one. Continue reading

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Government bureaucracy can be a world of confusion. People dealing with the government spend a lot of time filling out forms and applications. Failure to properly fill in the blanks or provide information can send the process back to square one. Group legal plans should offer help with government agencies but not all do. Countrywide Pre-Paid Legal Services, however, will help plan members deal with government Continue reading

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Summer holidays have special sales and retailers will sweeten the deal by offering warranties. The opportunity is almost irresistible. The consumer pays for a guarantee of repair service that reduces future costs. Or, so that person hopes. No one expects warranty fraud, but it happens.

There are Unethical People

The merchant might not deliver the signed copy to the buyer. This unethical business professional also might refuse to use parts specified in the warranty document. An auto warranty is a masterpiece of fine print. The devil can be in almost illegible small print. The consumer gets cheated and loses money. Not all group legal plans offer consumer protection help. Countrywide Pre-Paid Legal Services has this as one of the group legal plan benefit options.

We Help with Consumer Protection

Countrywide has a comprehensive pre-paid legal services plan whose options will complement each other. Depending on the plan, our attorneys will review a warranty. These legal experts will point out problems and explain all the details. They help a group legal plan member determine if warranty fraud occurred. Continue reading

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Cybersecurity is big business. Companies are worried about hackers and build thicker walls against those thieves. Ordinary consumers might feel safe, but their individual information can be stolen. It may be a telephone solicitation or phishing email; there are ways to take personal data. Countrywide Pre-Paid Legal Services wants to help people protect their bank accounts and credit cards

We Sound the Alarm

Alerts are the customary means of personal protection. Sudden drops in credit scores are clues someone else is using your credit card data. The Countrywide credit monitoring uses three credit agencies to monitor activity. Sudden changes in credit scores are released to a plan member. The process of reporting damage can begin immediately.

Recovering from a cyber-attack is not easy. A great deal of paperwork is required right away. Usually more than one bank or credit card company must be notified of the theft. Countrywide Pre-Paid Legal Services offers a variety of assistance in our group legal plan benefit. We do the same with ID protection. Continue reading

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Legal documents have their own special language. “Whereas” and “sine die” are words of history used in modern times. The language can confuse and that isn’t good.

People worry they may be falling into a trap. A contract, lease or warranty may have a double meaning, or at least a person may think they do. Fear of the nouns and verbs will make a person hesitate to sign a document. Group legal plans aid in explaining the language. Countrywide Pre-Paid legal services offer such help.

Countryside Reviews the Legal Documents

Legal documents ordinarily are brief and Countrywide attorneys review up to six pages. Our nationwide network of attorneys are experts in legal language. They will analyze the pages and explain the meanings. Our group legal plan lawyers spot traps in the clauses. They will alert the plan member to these pitfalls, permitting that individual to request changes be made to any contract or lease. Continue reading