Legal Plans

The right legal advice at the right price.

New name, same great service

Hyatt Legal Plans is now MetLife Legal Plans

MetLife Legal Plans

MetLife Legal Plans provides unlimited1 access to legal assistance when you need it, and a network of attorneys that can prepare important legal documents and provide services including, but not limited to:

  • Landlord/Tenant Disputes
  • Creditor/Debt Collection
  • Immigration Assistance
  • Wills/Living Wills Power of Attorney
  • Health Care Proxy

The legal plan now includes a new redesigned website with a digital estate planning solution the makes it easy for you to complete the estate planning documents online  quickly and easily from the comfort of your home. You can create:

  • Last Will and Testament – Leave property to loved ones and choose guardians for minor children.
  • Advance Directive – Plan for a medical emergency and select medical care preferences.
  • Durable Financial Power of Attorney – Choose someone to manage finances in case of an emergency.

All these services and more are fully covered for $20.25 per month with no copays, deductibles, or claim forms with Network Attorneys. You’ll have legal assistance that might otherwise cost you hundreds even thousands of dollars.

The News Corp legal plan also offers covers for your parents and parent- in-laws for Wills, Healthcare Proxies, Affidavits, Document review and more.

For questions about the MetLife Legal Plan call 1-800-821-6400. For enrollment questions call 1-800-220-1716.

Participate in our network

If you have a trusted attorney who does not participate in our network, that’s OK. You can be reimbursed for some of the costs1. MetLife Legal Plans covers some of the most frequently needed personal legal matters for $20.25 per month:


Money Matters

  • Debt Collection Defense
  • Financial Education Workshops2
  • Identity Theft Defense
  • Identity Management Services3
  • Negotiations with Creditors
  • Personal Bankruptcy
  • Promissory Notes
  • Tax Audit Representation
  • Tax Collection Defense



Home & Real Estate

  • Boundary & Title Disputes
  • Deeds
  • Eviction Defense
  • Foreclosure
  • Mortgages
  • Property Tax Assessments
  • Refinancing & Home Equity Loans of Primary, Second or Vacation Home
  • Sale or Purchase of Primary, Second or Vacation 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 Hearings

Civil Lawsuits

  • Administrative Hearings
  • Civil Litigation Defense
  • Disputes Over Consumer Goods & Services
  • Incompetency Defense
  • Pet Liabilities
  • Small Claims Assistance

Elder-Care Issues

Consultation & Document Review for your parents:

  • Deeds
  • Leases
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Notes
  • Nursing Home Agreements
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Prescription Plans
  • Wills

Vehicle & Driving

  • Defense of Traffic Tickets4
  • Driving Privileges Restoration
  • License Suspension Due to DUI
  • Repossession


  • Attorney Locator
  • Financial Planning
  • Insurance Resources
  • Law Firm E-Panel
  • Self-Help Legal Documents
  • Work/Life Resources


Even experienced attorneys need to grow their practice. By providing exceptional service to you and other plan members, they can gain more clients through your referrals. That’s how we’ve established a large network of highly experienced attorneys, averaging 25 years of experience. And every year, all participating lawyers in our attorney network are re-credentialed.

Getting started is easy. You simply choose an attorney in any specialized area of practice from our network, which is available online or via one of our representatives. We will then give you an assigned case number to share with your lawyer when you make an appointment. It’s that simple.

You can speak to our Network Attorneys face to face, by phone, or you can submit questions online to our Attorney e-Panel – whatever works best for you. And for certain legal matters, your attorney can represent you in court without you having to make an appearance. 

Our Network Attorneys are there for you, whenever you need advice on any personal legal matter or representation on a number of legal services covered under your plan—giving you peace of mind that you’ve got an expert on your side, for as long as you need them.

Yes – our Client Service Center representatives are here to help you find the right attorney that’s best placed to help you with your legal matter, whatever that might be. We’re committed to ensuring you receive the expert legal help you need, when you need it.

Yes – you can use any attorney you’d like. If you choose an attorney outside of our network, we’ll reimburse you for services based on a set fee schedule.1

Yes, you have unlimited use of the plan over the course of the year for covered legal matters.5

Less than you might think. For only $20.25 per month, you can have our legal experts on your side, for as long as you need them. You can find the exact cost for your plan in the enrollment materials provided by your employer.

It’s easy. Your premium is paid through payroll deductions, so you don’t have to worry about writing any checks or missing payments.

1 You will be responsible to pay the difference, if any, between the Plan’s payment and the non-Plan Attorney’s charge for services.

2 MetLife administers PlanSmart’s Retirewise program which provides these workshops, but has arranged for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) to have specially-trained financial professionals offer financial education and, upon request, provide personal guidance to employees and former employees of companies providing these programs through MetLife.

3 This benefit provides the Participant with access to LifeStages Identity Management Services provided by CyberScout, LLC. CyberScout is not a corporate affiliate of MetLIfe Legal Plans.

4 Does not cover DUI.

5 For more specific information, please refer to

Group legal plans provided by MetLife Legal Plans, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. In certain states, group legal plans are provided through insurance coverage underwritten by Metropolitan Property and Casualty Insurance Company and affiliates, 700 Quaker Lane, Warwick, RI 02886. No service, including consultations, will be provided for: 1) employment-related matters, including company or statutory benefits; 2) matters involving the employer, MetLife, its affiliates, or plan attorneys; 3) matters in which there is a conflict of interest between the employee and spouse/civil union partner or dependents, in which case services are excluded for the spouse/civil union partner and dependents; 4) appeals and class actions; 5) farm and business matters, including rental issues when the participant is the landlord; 6) patent, trademark, and copyright matters; 7) costs and fines; 8) frivolous or unethical matters; 9) matters for which an attorney-client relationship exists prior to the participant becoming eligible for the legal plan. For all other personal legal matters, an advice and consultation benefit is provided. Additional representation is also included for certain matters. Please see your plan description for details. MetLife® is a registered trademark of Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, New York, NY.