Obtaining legal documents for a few hundred dollars online instead of a few thousand at a law firm may sound like an attractive option. However, doing so can often be a dangerous and costly affair.
A case in point is the class action law suit brought against one such legal document provider in America called LegalZoom. LegalZoom attempts to be a service provider (of legal documents) without being a law firm. The lawsuit entitled Webster v LegalZoom.com, Inc. alleged that LegalZoom not only misled consumers about the services it could provide, but also practiced law without authorisation. LegalZoom entered into a class action lawsuit settlement agreement to resolve the issue.
It could be argued that on one hand the availability of online legal documents has made the law more accessible to everyone. However, there are some pitfalls to using online legal documents that the websites do not warn customers about.
Some things to remember if you are thinking about using a document generation business that is not a law firm:
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