I sometimes get asked why I don’t work with legal benefit programs. The thing is, they are good for basic legal services but do not provide the depth of services many actually require. That’s what today’s blog will discuss.
The services legal benefit programs offer are a bit off the mark actually. The lawyers doing the work are doing it on a volume basis. This means that their clients are not getting as much follow up as many need. When you work with that type of program, you are one of many instead of getting one-on-one attention.
When you consider the complexity of Estate Planning, there are many things that need to be considered. Estate Planning should really not be considered in a legal benefit program, and yet it is. Many areas of estate planning merge into others and are very complex. An attorney needs time and careful consideration.
However, these types of programs are good for are “scare tactic” work or routine legal services such as when you need to send a threatening letter, or need assistance on traffic matters. These kinds of services amount to very basic assistance from an attorney.
Think of it this way. If you are diagnosed with a terminal illness, would you see your general practitioner? No, you would see a specialist. GP’s are great for curable illness, just as a legal benefit program is perfect for simple legal matters. When your needs become larger, you need the big guns, and that is where I come in!