True Care Legal Benefit

The legal benefit is provided by a nationwide discount legal referral service. Attorneys in our network have an average of 19.4 years of experience.

Highlights

  • A nationwide network of over 20,000 attorneys.
  • Plan attorneys will either charge $125.00 per hour, or when appropriate, give members a 40% discount off their usual and customary hourly rate.
  • Nine (9) free services* which include:
    • Unlimited initial phone consultations for new legal matters
    • Initial one-on-One consultations for new legal matters
    • Attorney review of independent legal documents (6 page max.) per new matter
    • When appropriate, network attorneys will write letters on member's behalf
    • When appropriate, network attorneys will make phone calls on member's behalf
    • Assistance in solving problems with government programs such as welfare and INS
    • Assistance with small claims court representation
    • Free simple will with annual updates
    • Additionally, members have online access through the Legalclub.com website to prepare a free living will (advance healthcare directive)

Average Legal Service Costs

Capped fees* on eight commonly used legal services, which include:

Traffic Ticket Defense $ 89.00
Name Change $ 155.00
Real Estate Closing $ 250.00
Chapter 7 Bankruptcy$ 750.00
Simple Divorce $ 275.00
Simple Will with Trust $ 250.00
Non-support (spouse/child) $ 275.00
Regular Incorporation $ 295.00

Prices are subject to change without notice and may vary by region.

*Costs and filing fees additional, specific definitions apply.

Statistics

A survey conducted by the legal web site FindLaw found that:

  • Only 44.4% of American adults currently have a will; 53.3% said they do not have a will, while 2.2% did not know or had no response.
    - FindLaw survey, Most Americans Still Don't Have a Will, August, 2002
  • Nearly one out of every five Americans faced a legal issue within the last year.
    - FindLaw survey, One in Five Americans Faced a Legal Issue in the Past Year, August, 2002
  • The top five legal issues faced by Americans during the last year are:
    • Real Estate (buying/selling, property disputes, landlord-tenant disputes, etc.) at 21%
    • Family Law (divorce, child custody, etc.) at 17%
    • Estate Planning (wills, trust, settling of estates, etc.) at 12%
    • Personal Injury at 11%
    • Traffic Violations at 8%
    - FindLaw survey, One in Five Americans Faced a Legal Issue in the Past Year, August, 2002
  • Personal injury, property damage, and wrongful death filings accounted for 77,205 cases in California alone between 2000 and 2001.
    - Judicial Court of California, 2002 Court Statistics Report
  • 1,539,111 non-business bankruptcy cases were filed in 2002, accounting for 97.6% of all 2002 bankruptcies.
    - Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, Record Breaking Bankruptcy Filings Reported in Calendar Year 2002, 2/14/2003.
  • The average hourly rate of attorneys in the state of Texas was $197 in 2000.
    - State Bar of Texas Department of Research and Analysis 2001 Hourly Rate Report