The development of the internet has given us access to a wealth of information and assistance—but there is a downside to the World Wide Web. For example, people and businesses can now go online and access any number of legal forms, contracts, and agreements for their own uses. Websites like Legal Zoom and DocStoc allow users to find the basic legal forms they are looking for, fill in a few blanks, and hit print—all for a fraction of the cost of hiring a business attorney.
Although it’s fast and inexpensive, using online legal forms comes with a host of issues—and we’re not saying that just because we’re lawyers. Here’s a closer look at what you should know before you download a contract and start filling in blanks:
While there may be limited situations in which an online legal form could be appropriate and economical to use, they are more often a recipe for ongoing legal issues. They could prevent you from taking others to court—or could land you in court yourself. Either way, a low-cost, online legal form could cost you much more in the long run.
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