Today’s legal system is a labyrinth of rules, forms and procedures. The cost of legal representation, ranging in the thousands of dollars per litigant, is prohibitive to most. Free legal services are only available to those whose incomes fall below the poverty line. What choice is left for the average consumer?

The only remaining option is to represent oneself. This, however, is a daunting task. To the common lay person, a legal form can be a complex and confusing document. The instructions for the forms are vague, and lack line-by-line instructions such as those in a tax return. Add to this the fact that a multitude of forms are often necessary to complete a legal action such as the dozen-plus forms required for a Dissolution of Marriage, and one has a recipe for hopelessness.

The Legal Document Preparer is a godsend to those who cannot afford the expense of retaining an attorney, and those whose incomes are too high to qualify for free legal assistance.  Without providing legal advice, the Legal Document Preparer can point customers to information regarding the selection of forms necessary for their desired legal action, then prepare the forms according to the customers specifications. Finally, the average consumer has a key to unlocking the door to legal freedom and representing themselves with confidence!

-Angela Angelovic

 

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