Using a legal document preparer vs hiring a lawyer is a great money saving option for routine legal matters. If you are planning to represent yourself in a legal matter, a registered document assistant can help you with your case. Registered legal document preparers charge significantly less than attorneys. Consequently, hiring a document preparer can save you time and give you peace of mind that the forms are complete and correct.
Recently, there has been a rise in online legal services. These sites offer a range of services from document preparation for a flat fee to monthly subscription services where you can get periodic legal advice and basic legal documents prepared. These sites are gaining in popularity because they offer a faster low-cost alternative than hiring an attorney. But are they really a good idea and can you trust online legal services? How do you pick a good online legal service? Here's what you need to know if you are looking for help preparing legal documents.
Obtaining inexpensive divorce help in California can save you thousands of dollars in legal expenses. From working with a non-profit agency, using a law school clinic or an experienced legal document assistant, learn how to file for divorce in California without a lawyer and without spending thousands of dollars!
Price shopping for legal services is often frowned upon by attorneys. Most attorneys refuse to provide quotes for legal services when they believe a prospective client is price shopping. Most people don’t realize, however, that with the help of a legal document preparer they can get favorable legal results without spending thousands of dollars. Read [...]
Advances in technology have prompted legal service providers in California and elsewhere to evolve the delivery of legal services to meet their client’s needs. This includes creating solutions to communicate with clients through secure online portals and social media networks. From holding virtual meetings to utilizing software for legal document preparation, technology is dramatically impacting [...]
If a child’s parents are not available to take care of the child, a third-party may step forward or be appointed by a court to take care of the child and make sure that the child’s needs are met. There are several reasons a person may seek guardianship of a minor child in California. A [...]
Under federal bankruptcy law, before a person can complete a bankruptcy case, he or she must meet with a credit counseling organization. In fact, one of the required forms before a person’s debts can be discharged in bankruptcy is a certificate confirming that he or she has had the meeting with the credit counselor. This [...]
If for some reason things have not worked out as you hoped, and your small business is not a resounding success, you may decide it is time to move on to other things. Alternatively, your business could be growing in a new direction, and you may wish to change its structure, and do so by [...]
When a person feels as though he or she is drowning in debt, the decision to file for bankruptcy may seem like the way out. While filing for bankruptcy can eliminate most consumer debt, there are other kinds of debt that are nearly impossible to discharge in bankruptcy. Student loans in particular are notoriously difficult to [...]
Most new businesses must jump through several hoops before they can legally register in their state of operations. Business entities such as corporations and limited liability companies (LLC) are required by law to register with the California secretary of state to conduct business in the state. Part of the requirements for registration is that the [...]