Other Areas of Law
A Texas Legal membership covers a comprehensive list of legal issues, including some that fall outside of the six main areas of law. These issues are important and can help many Texans get the legal help they need. See what other legal issues we cover:
Document Preparation and Review
Sometimes, all a legal issue needs is a precisely worded letter from the desk of an attorney or a carefully prepared legal document in the hands of a person who knows the ins and outs of the law. If you need documents prepared or reviewed by an attorney, your plan covers that service.
If you’re facing a denial of Medicare or Medicaid benefits, a Texas Legal attorney can help you try to work with the system to get the care you need. Often, Medicare and Medicaid systems are complex and require an experienced person who can help guide you through the process and explain the problems you are facing. With your document review, preparation and legal advice benefits, you can get an attorney’s help understanding your eligibility status and preparing these applications so you are more likely to be successful.
Many of our Texas Legal attorneys are also experienced in elder care laws and estate planning and can help you plan for long-term care in a way that protects your family’s finances.
If you bravely served our country, you deserve every benefit that our nation offers to its veterans. But often, Veteran’s benefit systems are plagued by red-tape and long waiting lists. A Texas Legal attorney who specializes in Veteran’s benefits can help you overcome these problems and get the benefits that you deserve. An attorney can look at the specifics of your situations and help you understand what you qualify for and what the barriers may be to getting your benefits. With your document review, preparation and legal advice benefits, you can get an attorney’s help understanding your eligibility status and preparing these applications so you are more likely to be successful. If you’ve been denied previously, an attorney may be able to help you get your benefits retroactively applied from your first application date.
Family Immigration Assistance
The process of bringing a family member to the United States through United States Citizenship and Immigration Service can be daunting. Filling out the Form I-130 and providing the supporting documentation is an arduous task, and if it’s not done just right, your petition can be denied, meaning you wait months or even years to be able to ask again. Immigration attorneys are familiar with these forms and can help you avoid mistakes that would keep your loved one from joining you in the country.
Your Texas Legal plan covers an attorney’s help in preparing the Form I-130 and providing the supporting documentation, as well as attending interviews with you and responding to requests for evidence from USCIS, if necessary. This benefit is for the named policyholder only to bring their spouse, child, stepchild, parent or sibling to the United States. To learn more about how Texas Legal can help with the I-130 form and process, please read How to Help a Family Member Immigrate to the U.S.
If you are faced with a civil or criminal charge in relation to your employment, your Texas Legal plan may be able to help you defend yourself from these charges. This includes all hearings or appearances before any court or any authority or agency of federal, state, or local government, as well as appeals of criminal matters.
Please note this coverage is available only for our Secure plan and is not available under any group plans offered by an employer or organization. The benefit of employment-related cases is reimbursement of your legal fees, including a $1,000 reimbursement for civil matters and a $5,000 reimbursement for criminal matters.
Although mediation is often talked about as related to a divorce case, mediation can be used in any situation where there is a dispute between two parties. Mediation can be helpful in resolving conflicts between neighbors, family members, landlords and tenants, employers and employees or a consumer and a business. Your Texas Legal membership covers mediation under whatever area of law your case relates to – for example, family law or civil law. You are responsible for the mediator’s fees. If you are hoping to resolve a dispute using a letter, your attorney can help you with that under document preparation and review.
If you’re facing a legal situation surrounding a mental health condition, a Texas Legal attorney can meet with you to give you advice and review any pertinent documents.
Although a Texas Legal membership does not cover personal injury cases, if you’re involved in a personal injury case, you can meet with an attorney so they can review documents related to the case and give you their advice on how to move forward.
Finding an Attorney for the Above Legal Matters
If you are facing one of these legal issues, use our online attorney finder to locate an attorney near you. Simply select “Other Legal Services,” under Area of Law, and choose the legal issue you need addressed.