Overview

We offer an optional legal plan that grants you and your family unlimited access to experienced attorneys who are in-network through MetLife Legal Plans (previously MetLaw). If you choose to elect in coverage for this benefit, a modest premium will be automatically deducted from your pay (after taxes).

You can choose an in-network prequalified attorney, or use an out-of-network attorney and be reimbursed some of the cost. All attorney fees are covered as long as the matter is covered under your plan. There are no copays, deductibles or claim forms when using an in-network attorney for a covered legal matter.

Covered Services

Below is a snapshot of covered services, and you can find the full coverage listed in the Legal Summary Plan Description. As a best practice, we recommend reviewing your coverage plan before getting service. This coverage does exclude some services, and you might encounter some third-party fees like court costs, filing fees, fines, judgements, witness fees, transcripts and notary fees, depending on the attorney you work with.

Money Matters
  • Debt Collection Defense
  • Identity Theft Defense
  • Negotiations with Creditors
  • Personal Bankruptcy
  • Promissory Notes
  • Tax Audit Representation
  • Tax Collection Defense
Home & Real Estate
  • Boundary or Title Disputes
  • Deeds
  • Eviction Defense
  • Foreclosure
  • Home Equity Loans
  • Mortgages
  • Property Tax Assessments
  • Refinancing of Home
  • Sale or Purchase of Home
  • Security Deposit Assistance
  • Tenant Negotiations
  • Zoning Applications
Estate Planning
  • Codicils
  • Complex Wills
  • Healthcare Proxies
  • Living Wills
  • Powers of Attorney (Healthcare, Financial, Childcare, Immigration)
  • Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
  • Simple Wills
Family & Personal
  • Adoption
  • Affidavits
  • Conservatorship
  • Demand Letters
  • Garnishment Defense
  • Guardianship
  • Immigration Assistance
  • Juvenile Court Defense, including Criminal Matters
  • Name Change
  • Parental Responsibility Matters
  • Personal Property Protection
  • Prenuptial Agreement
  • Protection from Domestic Violence
  • Review of ANY personal Legal Document
  • School Hearing
Civil Lawsuits
  • Administrative Hearings
  • Civil Litigation Defense
  • Disputes Over Consumer Goods & Services
  • Incompetency Defense
  • Pet Liabilities
  • Small Claims Assistance
Elder-Care Issues
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Notes
  • Nursing Home Agreements
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Prescription Plans
  • Wills

Consultation & Document Review for your Parents:

  • Deeds
  • Leases​
Vehicle & Driving
  • Defense of Traffic Tickets
  • Driving Privileges Restoration
  • License Suspension Due to DUI
  • Repossession

Services not covered

This coverage does exclude some services. Below are a few excluded services, and we recommend reviewing the Legal Summary Plan Description or calling MetLife Legal Plans at 1-800-821-6400 for full details:

  • Divorce
  • Patent, trademark and copyright matters
  • Appeals and class actions
  • Unethical matters
  • Costs or fines

You have flexible options

Your level of benefits depends on the attorney used to provide the legal service:

  • If you use an attorney from the MetLife Legal Plans network, the plan will cover 100% of the attorneys’ fees for covered services.
  • If you use an attorney from outside the network, the plan offers fee reimbursement up to a set dollar amount according to a fee schedule.
Member support

To learn more about your coverages and to see a list of in-network attorneys, create an account at MetLife Legal Plans or call 1-800-821-6400 (weekdays, 8am – 8pm ET).