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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

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Group legal plans will specialize in drafting simple wills. It is the type of pre-paid services benefit everyone likes. Even though it is sensible financial planning, writing a will can also prevent a major domestic problem: the family feud.

Estate Battles are Brutal

Estates will bring out the worst even in tightknit families. A cousin or a sister may lay claim to a certain item, while a nephew insists he was entitled to some money. Arguments can even start up at the viewing or the funeral. Countrywide Pre-Paid Legal Services provides a will writing service for group legal plan members.

We do not use templates or fill in the blank forms. Our clients are all over the country and different states have unique rules about estates. Countrywide services rely on our nationwide network of attorneys. These professionals sit down with group legal plan members and go over the mechanics of the last will. We must remind you that we compose simple wills. Anything more than six pages is not part of the pre-paid legal services benefit. Still, most employees don’t need elaborate wills with lengthy clauses and codicils. We provide the services most truly need. Continue reading

 

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Vendors will promote primary services when selling group legal plans. They will stress legal document reviews or simple will drafting, but not mention secondary services. That was a mistake. There’s more to a pre-paid legal services benefit, and secondary services will enhance the plans quality.

We understand the importance of the secondary benefit. The Countrywide Pre-Paid Legal Services attorney is provided with tools necessary to provide excellent service. A plan member can quickly set up a face-to-face meeting with our lawyer. All questions are answered fully, and all services are explained. If a person needs to ask additional questions later, we make it easy. A plan member may make an unlimited number of telephone calls on a given issue.

The Group Legal Plan Secondary Benefits Add Quality

The secondary services provide a little extra. Countrywide offers a consumer protection service that can go beyond the lawyer’s advice. Additional help in getting a consumer complaint resolved comes from communication. A Countrywide lawyer can make telephone calls and write letters on behalf of the plan member. The additional services may persuade a stubborn retailer to honor a warranty agreement.
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Consumer protection Internet boards try to make fraud nonexistent. Consumers can alert others to faulty products with their posted comments but, unfortunately, it does not mean that the problems go away. There still are merchants who have no problem committing consumer fraud and depriving people of their money.

Consumer Protection Complaints Become Frustrating

These unscrupulous merchants rely on public ignorance of how to process a consumer protection complaint. Moreover, they will use vaguely worded documents to protect themselves. Too often people get warrantees for the wrong services, or do not get what they asked for in merchandise. It can be difficult for somebody to file a consumer protection claim alone. It is more than just the paperwork which will cause frustration.

Evidence of shoddy craftmanship or proof of a deliberate attempt at fraud are critical parts of any consumer protection complaint. It can get complicated and people give up pursuing the case due to frustration or just an inability to file properly. The unethical merchants count on this, and many are not too concerned about threats of filing a case. They know all too well how things will fall apart. It makes it important to have a seasoned professional working with an employee.

Group legal plans need to have a way of protecting people and Countrywide Pre-Paid Legal Services has an option for computer protection assistance.
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Government spends tax dollars on public services. There is a wide variety of government levels and the services are intended to solve problems. Regrettably, that does not always happen. People might run into an obstacle course trying to get their needs met by public agencies. Help dealing with government bureaucracies something group legal plans should do. Countrywide Pre-Paid Legal Services does assist clients when dealing with the government.

Cutting to The Chase

Government can be a maze of cubicles and getting to the right desk is often just short of amazing. The Countrywide group legal plan has a nationwide network of attorneys. These legal professionals provide many pre-paid legal services and know how to work with public agencies.

People do not always just deal with government because of problems. Often, employees are looking for services which they have a right to request. You can include health for children with educational problems, or other dependents who need help with their medical condition. People are intimidated by the government and are worried they may make mistakes. Countrywide has help available to make it easier to get what is needed.

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o-POWER-OF-ATTORNEY-facebook-300x200Anyone who has watched a loved one die knows how painful it can be. A medical emergency or accident causes a person to be in the hospital on life-support. The doctor tells the family nothing more can be done, and a decision is needed. Who is going to make it? What type of guilt, confusion, and anxiety will wash over the patient’s family? Group legal plans are offering a worthwhile service if they can make the decision easier. It is what Countrywide Pre- Paid Legal Services tries to do.

We have group legal plan options which include living wills and medical powers of attorney. A living will is a straightforward document. Essentially, the living will contains instructions a person provides for medical staff and family. The living will documents what treatments are not desired and when to turn off life support. Continue reading

Many people are wary of contracts and other legal documents. They hear stories about possible traps in the clauses and don’t want to be cheated. Such fear often results in folks refusing to sign legal papers. Countrywide Pre-Paid Legal Services knows all about this hesitation. Our group legal plan benefit includes a review of legal documents option.stockfresh_260360_read-the-fine-print_sizeS-200x300

Contracts Can Be Confusing

Legal documents are not drafted to intentionally deceive. The language of the law, however, can be vague and confusing. A good lawyer can interpret the wording. Countrywide has a national network of attorneys who provide pre-paid legal services. We allow those legal professionals to review up to six pages of legal papers (This is the standard size of most contracts).

Contracts are not the only legal papers to come up under a Countrywide attorney’s scrutiny. Lease agreements for apartments sometimes can be a little bit shady. The landlord might use a lease document which is valid in another state, but not in the one where a plan member resides. The Countrywide attorney can quickly discern the discrepancies, preventing a group legal plan member from entering into an invalid agreement. The landlord who tries to use an invalid lease will change his or her mind as they discover that a lawyer has read the agreement. Continue reading

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Working with a government agency can be frustrating. There are a number of rules and regulations which need following and a failure to cross all the Ts and.all the I s can end up with a rejected request. Furthermore, agencies have rules mandating compliance or penalties are imposed. It becomes a serious headache.

Group legal plans should be able to help. Countrywide Pre-Paid Legal Services provides the kind of support that helps in dealing with bureaucrats.