What are Prepaid Legal Services?

Prepaid legal services are like an insurance policy for legal services. You sign up for the service, pay a monthly fee, and then you qualify for certain free or low-cost legal services. The amount of the fee and the services offered vary from plan to plan, but may include legal advice and consultation by telephone, brief office consultations, review of simple legal documents, or preparation of a simple will. Other services such as representation in court may not be covered at all; it depends on the individual plan.