Online Legal Services
The law is complicated and hard for many of us to understand, but not all of us can afford a lawyer every time we have a legal issue. Enter online legal services. These sites provide legal assistance for far less than a physical lawyer would cost, and in most cases are easier to understand. Whether you need to start a business or fill out your will, these services can help you prep the documentation and file all the paperwork with the correct government agency. So which online legal services are the best at helping you with your legal issues? We've ranked them below based on usefulness, cost, variety of features and support.
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How Much Does Forming an LLC Online Cost?
Jun 10, 2013 - Q: I want to use LegalZoom to start my LLC, how much does it cost? A: Good question. It depends on a number of things, including which plan you choose. The cheapest plan on LegalZoom, which includes the basic legal forms being filed with the state, is $99. You can also choose the Standard package...
The Best Tools To Get Your Home-Based Business Off The Ground
Jun 5, 2013 - There are myriad challenges in starting a business from your home. Just getting the infrastructure in place to conduct business can seem like a daunting task, much less actually creating a successful operation. Fortunately, the proliferation of cloud services has been a boon to small businesses. ...
Can I File for Divorce Online?
May 21, 2013 - Q: I want to get a divorce but don't want to deal with a lawyer. Can I just get a divorce online? A: Actually, yes, you can at least start the paperwork online. Many of the top legal services sites will help you fill out the paperwork to file your divorce, although the majority of [...]
Enter the NextAdvisor $500 Giveaway!
Mar 13, 2013 - Need a little extra spending cash for the summer months? We are giving away a total of $500 to 4 of our lucky Google+ followers! We will be drawing 4 winners over the course of a month. The first winner, picked March 22, will win $50. The second winner, picked on March 29, will win [...]
Will LegalZoom Defend Me in Court?
Feb 25, 2013 - Q: I need a lawyer to defend me in a criminal trial, can LegalZoom get me a lawyer to do that? A: LegalZoom does not handle any criminal matter, nor do any of the other online legal services we review. The sites also don't provide any legal advice when it comes to criminal cases. Most [...]
Why Are Online Legal Services so Popular?
More and more, people are turning to online legal services instead of lawyers to help with their legal issues, but what makes these legal services more attractive than the traditional lawyer? Well, for starters, they are more convenient. The websites' streamlined interfaces allow people to get the legal help they need with just a few clicks of the mouse. And on average, they cost a lot less than lawyers who often charge by the hour. They also offer a wide range of documents and forms that are easily searchable, so you don't need to spend hours or days tracking down a specific lawyer to fit your needs. Convenience, cost and accessibility make legal services a better alternative to the traditional lawyer.
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