When you need advice you need it fast, phone book ads state free consultations with an attorney near you. You make the call, set the appointment only to find out you have 10 minutes and 3 questions. You spent hours building your list of questions, preparing to take thorough notes hoping to solve your issue without having to pay an arm and a leg.
Your 10 or 15 minutes of fame is suddenly cut off with the words you fear most, “We can help you with your legal matters it’s going to cost $XXX.XX/ hour. You sigh knowing that you can’t afford the services and feel like the whole event was a waste of your time as well as theirs. You read in the local phone book or paper about free legal aide and again you prepare for the meeting to find out that your needs cannot be met since this is a county sponsored event.
You scratch your head, look bewildered and feel frustrated beyond all belief. You’re getting no where. You have a friend who is an attorney and you seek to go plug him/her for the info you need, you set up lunch at a nice place and put your best foot forward. Your colleague arrives and catching up soon begins. As you go for the one off approach to slide your way into your request your associate smells it coming and stops you in your tracks.
They tell you this is not a business luncheon and you’re not a client so stop before you embarrass yourself. You silently whimper to yourself as you hold back your emotions. All you can think of is the fact that you need help, you need it now yet you can’t afford the expense. What do you do? If you only had access to attorneys by phone so you could solve your issues or at least get access to them in the privacy, comfort and convenience of your own dwelling.
The problem is that many of the major “discounted legal plans” have attorneys who aren’t worth their weight in salt or don’t care about your out come. The intake people don’t seem to want to give you the support you need or even seem to care that you’re a real human being with needs of grave importance. Their only concern is when their next break, lunch or time to go home is happening.
Again you feel like you have been ripped off. You need piece of mind, experience and commitment to satisfy your needs. There are a few plans who offer experience, proven results as well as client satisfaction. Where do you find them? How do you make contact with them? These are all secrets unless you have the insider information.
Most of which is attainable from outside sources, you know sources outside you reach. What if all you need are simple things not involving legal court representation, or major counsel then discounted services are the way to go. All the attorney support you need at a fraction of the cost. Also many offer incentives to join their association; free services, some steeply discounted services and discounted legal representation.
The weight of these benefits more than justifies the association costs, although what if a membership could offer more than legal services would that be of interest to a consumer or a professional seeking change and advice. What if you could access every facet of your financial well being in the same membership package, asset protection, financial advice, debt and equity management, identity protection and a service guarantee just for starters.
Not all service companies are created equal. Many are one dimensional and lack the appeal or know how to prevent certain aspects of your life from being exposed to risk. You hear it al of the time at the office “it’s not my job or responsibility.” That’s how you feel when you use many discounted services. In fact I have seen many of these fly by night companies make peoples lives more vulnerable to risk that need be.
You owe it to your self to be informed. Get involved in your life and take responsibility to make a change, never leave your options up to a good pitchman cover your basis and get multiple inputs before you decide what your best course of action is.