MetLaw

Helping you navigate life’s planned and unplanned events.
Why do I need a legal plan?

Quality legal assistance can be pricey. And it can be hard to know where to turn to find an attorney you trust. But for a low monthly fee, you can have a team of top attorneys ready to help you take care of life’s planned and unplanned legal events.

With MetLaw, a group legal plan available through Hyatt Legal Plans, you get access to experts who can assist you with a broad range of personal legal needs you might face throughout your life. This could be when you’re buying or selling a home, starting a family, dealing with identity theft, or caring for aging parents.

You may be thinking—why would top attorneys need or want to join a legal plan network. But 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. 

How it works
Our service is tailored to your needs. With network attorneys available in person, by phone, or by email and online tools to do-it-yourself or plan your next move—we make it easy to get legal help. And for certain legal matters, your attorney can represent you in court without you having to make an appearance.

Best of all, you have unlimited access to our attorneys for all legal matters covered under the plan. For a low monthly premium conveniently paid through payroll deduction, an expert is on your side as long as you need them. 

Whatever you need to protect your family, MetLaw is here to make life a little easier.

MetLaw

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 costs.1 MetLaw covers some of the most frequently needed personal legal matters for $15.75 per month:

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

Consultation & Document Review for issues related to your parents:

  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Prescription Plans
  • Nursing Home Agreements
  • Leases
  • Notes
  • Deeds
  • Wills
  • Powers of Attorney
Vehicle & Driving
  • Repossession
  • Defense of Traffic Tickets3
  • Driving Privileges Restoration
  • License Suspension Due to DUI
How does MetLaw attract top attorneys? Collapsed Expanded

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.

How does the plan work? Collapsed Expanded

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.

Can I get help finding the right attorney for my needs? Collapsed Expanded

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.

Can I use an attorney who is not in the network? Collapsed Expanded

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

Can I use a lawyer more than once? Collapsed Expanded

Yes, you have unlimited use of the plan over the course of the year for covered legal matters.4

How much will it cost? Collapsed Expanded

Less than you might think. For less than a dollar a day, 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.

How do I pay for my coverage? Collapsed Expanded

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 Harris Poll on behalf of Hyatt Legal Plans, a MetLife Company, Improving Employee Wellness through Legal Benefits (February 2016).

3 Does not cover DUI.

4 For more specific information, please refer to www.metlife.com/mybenefits.

Group legal plans provided by Hyatt Legal Plans, Inc., a MetLife company, 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 MetLaw. 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. MetLaw and MetLife® are registered trademarks of Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, New York, NY.