The number of online legal forms sites are endless, some more recognized than others. All promote that they give you the tools to prepare your own legal documents. Some actually help prepare the legal documents for you; others merely offer customers a selection of blank forms to be purchased at the customer’s choosing. You can also find free California legal forms depending on the type of form you need and some sites offer “sample forms.” There are California Judicial Council forms for filing with the California courts, real estate forms, and many other sources of free forms.
The Pros and Cons of Completing California Legal Forms without Professional Help
Although purchasing and completing a simple legal form may satisfy a person’s immediate expectation to deliver the specific type of legal document needed, unfortunately every person’s situation is different. Most legal forms are set up to address multiple variations of a particular issue. This makes it very easy to check the wrong box or unsuspectingly complete the form improperly. Yes, it can be faster and most certainly cheaper than hiring a lawyer, but are there other cheap, low-cost options? Absolutely!
Using the services of a legal document assistant is the next best option to obtaining and properly completing needed California legal forms. The real key to using a legal document assistant is the human interaction. What’s missing from online legal form sites is that when you work with a legal document assistant it gives you a more comfortable, hands-on approach with someone who has most likely prepared this same form hundreds of times before. When it comes to dealing with California legal forms, you don’t want to make a mistake by just checking off a box and doing the wrong thing because you were confused.
The idea that an online legal site can only sell fill-in-the-blank forms is completely outdated. Using a technology-enabled, legal document assistant enables customers to answer a series of questions and that information is then used to create personal legal documents. Having one-on-one interaction with a professional also gives customers the opportunity to ask procedural questions with a live person who is knowledgeable about the process.
The Ultimate Cost of Do-It-Yourself Blank California Legal Forms
Typically the cost-savings between purchasing blank legal forms compared with hiring a legal document assistant to prepare those same legal forms is nominal. I cannot tell you how often I have seen legal forms prepared by customers who had no professional help and in effect, made a big mess of things. In the long run, the form they prepared ended up costing the customer substantially more to “fix” than had they just obtained professional help in the first place. Using online California legal forms sites may certainly seem quicker and cheaper for those “do-it-yourselfers,” but in all but the simplest of cases, often opens the door to other problems. In the long run, you may end up paying more than you bargained for.
Low-Cost California Legal Forms Document Preparation
If you are in need of particular California legal forms and want professional help in completing those forms, contact A People’s Choice for low-cost legal document help. Although we cannot give legal advice, A People’s Choice can help you in preparing all the required legal documents without having to hire a lawyer. A People’s Choice can prepare legal documents for most routine legal proceedings. We no longer, however, prepare bankruptcy documents.
If you need more information about particular legal forms we can prepare for you, do not hesitate to call our office. A People’s Choice has been providing self-help legal document services for over 30 years and has established an excellent reputation in the community. When you are ready to go ahead with your paperwork, information can be provided to us through our convenient online system, over the phone, or in person. We service all courts throughout California.