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Web Legal Forms Beg the Question: Do You Really Need an Attorney?

Posted by Gregory Poulos | Jun 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

When it comes to running your business—especially if it's a small business—you may be inclined to reduce costs wherever possible. One of those costs could be in legal services. Will web legal forms stand in place of hiring a good business attorney?

When Web Legal Forms May Be Sufficient

There are, no doubt, situations where simple web legal forms obtained for free or at a minimal cost will suit your purposes. But don't trust everything you find. You need to be cautious.

While there are many web legal forms available, you have no assurance about the quality of these documents. They are often created to cover every conceivable situation but maybe not yours. As a result, instead of being complete, the forms you choose may leave many important issues unaddressed, which can, and often do, come back to haunt you.

Having said that, reviewing these web legal forms can save you money when you do meet with an attorney. If your situation calls for something other than a simple, straightforward matter, maybe these simple forms will be sufficient. Before you use such a form, however, spend a little time considering any legal implications and potential liabilities if the form is inadequate. If you are thinking that you probably need to have an attorney review the documents, then you should be listening to your inner voice. The money you are saving now could be very costly.

Use Online Forms to Help Facilitate Legal Conversations

You can prepare yourself for a useful legal consultation by doing some prep work. And web legal forms are a great way to do that. You may end up reducing legal fees and get the support you need.

A good way to use forms you find online is to focus your attention on the issues that you should be discussing with the attorney. That way, you can give the attorney direction about what you want to accomplish.

Using an online form can also help you think about answers to questions that the attorney might have. This may result in a more efficient (and less costly) meeting.

If you have an outline or form that you think is appropriate, and the attorney confirms that it is the correct form for your particular situation, you won't have to pay the attorney to draft the entire agreement.

Poulos Law Firm Is Here to Help

As a small business ourselves, we understand how important it is to watch your costs. We offer cost-effective legal solutions for our clients, primarily due to our extensive experience and ability to apply it to your needs. If you have started with web legal forms and are ready for a legal consultation, give us a call. We're happy to help.

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Gregory Poulos

Meet Greg PoulosAn Experienced Estate Planning & Business Attorney serving the Phoenix AreaGregory Poulos counsels clients on the best strategies for accomplishing their estate planning and business goals. Greg starts by “Putting His Clients at Legal Ease” so that they understand the legal issues...


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