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The legal plans offered to clients are very similar to those of recent history (post-retention company), with some minor changes, more than in the old days when the practice of retention firms did not yet exist in Prepaid Legal. With the goal of providing accessible and affordable legal assistance to everyone, US Legal Services offers benefit plans to its clients that include features that could help you, your family, or your company manage legal matters. A LegalShield personal plan allows you and your family to access legal advice and support on an unlimited number of legal matters for a fraction of the traditional hourly rates of law firms. Part of the reason for the sale by StoneCipher could be the negative trend in legal prepaid memberships. Prepaid Legal was an MLM company founded in 1983 by Harland Stonecipher (no, that's not a made-up name). If the member canceled their subscription, the PrePaid Legal associates had to return part of the commission that had been paid to them to the company.