As the legal profession continues to change, many Ventura attorneys now offer “unbundled legal services” simply to stay competitive with non-attorney legal document assistant services. Unbundled legal services are those services where a Ventura attorney or other legal service provider offers limited legal services such as preparing legal documents, but there is no attorney representation of the client. The unbundling of legal services has proven to be a cost-effective way for people dealing with the California courts to handle their legal issues.
Ventura Attorney Uses Non-Attorney Service for Simple Matters
Attorneys have also recently discovered the value of legal document assistants for simple matters. Some attorneys have established a referral relationship with their local legal document assistant as an option for people who cannot afford to hire an attorney. Although it has taken longer than it should (some attorneys still refuse to admit the benefit) many attorneys now acknowledge, understand and appreciate the value of low-cost, non-attorney options for consumers. In fact, one of the highest profile defense attorneys in the nation, Robert Shapiro, was selected to be the main spokesman for Legal Zoom, a national non-attorney legal document service, when it was founded.
Consumers, and even an individual such as this Ventura attorney client, can save thousands of dollars by using a legal document assistant for simple matters such as preparing real property transfer deeds. Most title insurance companies can only prepare a deed when that deed coincides with the issuance of title insurance. As a result, title companies often refer inquiries for the preparation of title transfer deeds either to an attorney or to a registered legal document assistant such as A People’s Choice. As our client (who is an attorney) shared, there are many nuances that affect deed transfers including 1) the type of deed to be prepared and 2) how title is to be stated on the new deed and it can be very easy to make a mistake if you don’t know what you are doing. That is why it is important to use an experienced professional, even for the simplest of tasks. With attorney rates of $250 to $500 per hour, or more, even the most simple of legal documents such as a deed transfer may still cost you several hundreds of dollars. If it is done incorrectly, the long-term cost could be in the thousands of dollars.
If you have a legal matter that needs to be handled and want to explore the option of utilizing a non-attorney self-help legal document service, please contact our office. A People’s Choice is a Registered Legal Document Assistant Service with local offices in Ventura and Simi Valley, offering both local and online service through our comprehensive website. We serve customers worldwide who find themselves dealing with the California court system in a variety of routine legal proceedings and are registered and bonded as required under California law.
Don’t let the legal system scare you. A People’s Choice is here to make it fast, easy and hassle free. And don’t spend needless money for matters you can handle with just a little professional help from A People’s Choice.
“Real estate was a very important part of what I did because real estate documents tend to be very complicated. I mean I can remember when I was doing a mid-rise building in San Francisco with a large developer. The deed of trust was over 150 pages.
So, it’s a very complicated part of law and even though all we were doing was a grant deed it was done very quickly and I signed it and she notarized it and I was in and out of the office in less than an hour.
Now had I gone to a lawyer’s office, you know, and I know this because I used to do this sort of stuff as a lawyer…that would have taken at least 2 hours and they would have charged me 6 or 7 hundred dollars.
When she gave me the fee for 85 dollars I was just blown away!
And bottom line I would recommend A People’s Choice to anyone that asks, of course any opportunity I get I will recommend A People’s Choice because it was a very fast, efficient and fairly priced deliver of a real important service.”
Don’t let the legal system scare you. A People’s Choice is here to make it fast, easy and hassle free. Call now to talk directly to a professional legal document assistant at A People’s Choice or visit our website at www.APeoplesChoice.com