Visiting Angels Makes LegalShield's Small Business Legal Plan Available to Franchisees

Visiting Angels' franchisees will have the opportunity to access affordable legal services

Jan 15, 2014, 09:00 ET from LegalShield

DALLAS, Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LegalShield, one of the nation's leading providers of legal safeguards for individuals, families and small businesses, announced today a partnership with Visiting Angels Living Assistance Services to offer its small business legal plan to Visiting Angels franchisees throughout North America.  Visiting Angels is a home care network with more than 450 franchises across the United States and Canada.


Through the partnership, every Visiting Angels franchisee will have the opportunity to purchase a LegalShield Small Business Plan.  The plan will give the franchisee access to LegalShield provider attorneys who will provide legal advice and counsel on any business legal issue, contract and document review, and more. In eliminating the cost barriers associated with obtaining legal counsel, LegalShield's small business plan ensures that the 47,000 currently enrolled members have access to the legal support they need to protect and grow their business.

"For over 15 years, Visiting Angels has been dedicated to offering the best care to seniors and those in need of in-home care," said David Plank, VP of Business Development at Visiting Angels. "With this in mind, we are committed to the success of our franchisees.  The LegalShield Small Business Plan will enable them to have access to the affordable legal services small businesses often need. "

In addition to LegalShield's small business plan, Visiting Angels franchisees can also join the more than 34,000 companies currently offering LegalShield's personal legal plans as a voluntary benefit to their employees.  Through LegalShield's personal legal plans, employees gain access to unlimited personal legal advice from LegalShield provider attorneys on topics such as mortgages, wills, contracts and more. Employees also have the option to enroll in LegalShield's identity theft plans for the added benefits of identity monitoring and identity restoration services. LegalShield's personal legal plans effectively reduce employee stress and absenteeism while driving productivity.

"Visiting Angels protects and cares for seniors across the country, and we're proud to provide its dedicated, selfless franchisees and their employees with quality, affordable legal representation." said Rip Mason, CEO of LegalShield. "All small businesses, especially those providing assistance to the most vulnerable, deserve access to legal protection at an affordable price."

For more information about LegalShield's comprehensive legal plans, visit:

About LegalShield
LegalShield is one of the nation's leading providers of legal safeguards for individuals, families and small businesses. LegalShield also offers one of the industry's most affordable identity theft plans. Members receive identity theft protection for the entire family for the cost most competitors charge to cover a single individual.  LegalShield legal plans cover more than 1.4 million families and 3.7 million lives across North America.  More than 34,000 companies offer the LegalShield plan to their employees as a voluntary benefit.  For as low as $20 per month, LegalShield members get access to attorneys who are experienced in the areas of law that most impact families and small businesses.  Unlike other legal plans or do-it-yourself websites, LegalShield has dedicated law firms in 49 states and four provinces in Canada that members can call for help without having to worry about high hourly rates.  The attorneys at these firms have an average of 19 years of experience in such areas as family matters, estate planning, financial and business issues, consumer protection, tax, real estate, benefits disputes and auto/driving issues.  In 2012 alone, LegalShield firms received more than 2.1 million calls from members.  For more information, visit or call 800-654-7757.

About Visiting Angels Living Assistance Services:
Visiting Angels was established in 1991 in Baltimore as an independent agency caring for seniors in their homes. Today, Visiting Angels has more than 450 private duty agencies throughout the United States. Visiting Angels agencies employ only experienced caregivers and conduct the most comprehensive background screenings to ensure that their caregivers meet or exceed the company's high standards. For companion care, Alzheimer's care, Dementia care and the country's best palliative care program, make Visiting Angels your choice in senior homecare. For more information on Visiting Angels or to find a location near you, please visit


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