LoveToKnow Insurance recently interviewed Charley Moore, Founder and CEO of RocketLawyer.com to learn how their company's free printable legal forms can be used for basic legal needs. As an attorney, and the founder of RocketLawyer.com, Mr. Moore provides practical tips and information about how to use preprinted forms, shares which forms are most frequently used on RocketLawyer.com and discusses when you might want to consult an attorney.
RocketLawyer.com is a website that prides itself on being an "easy and low-cost legal help service." Rocket Lawyer provides free legal forms and letters - both for personal and business needs - which have been reviewed by experienced attorneys. The site also offers free legal help, tools and services.
RocketLawyer.com is owned by Acendi Interactive, a software and web services company that develops software solutions to: create legal forms and documents; protect against identity theft and defend computers against online security threats such as spyware and phishing frauds. Acendi provides their products and solutions directly to consumers online with RocketLawyer.com and through a series of products such as H&R Block Home and Business Attorney, Broderbund Family Lawyer as well as WillWriter and MyAttorney, both published by Avanquest USA.
RocketLawyer.com: Interview with Charley Moore
What are the advantages of a standard legal form?
For consumers, everyone should have a Last Will and Testament, and the document should be reviewed and updated on a regular basis. Preparing and maintaining your will doesn't have to be time consuming, difficult, or costly. Knowing that an hour of an attorney's time can cost $200 or more, many people put off preparing their wills. However, you don't have to use the services of an attorney to create an effective will. You and the other members of your family can create your own online legal will easily and inexpensively. For busy professionals, having access to online business legal forms can be very beneficial. There are so many different kinds of legal documents that business owners and managers need at different times that it can be hard to keep up with paper copies of necessary forms. Instead of trying to keep a file cabinet filled with samples of all the business legal forms you might need, it can be much more efficient to utilize our "Online Legal Forms" and "Online Document Storage" for your legal documentation needs.
How are your forms different than other standard forms that are available at office supply stores?
RocketLawyer.com forms are created and stored online. They can be accessed from any computer, anywhere.
What are the most frequently used standard legal forms?
Our most popular legal forms can be found at www.RocketLawyer.com. The top ten personal legal forms on RocketLawyer.com are:
- Living Will
- Last Will and Testament
- Power of Attorney
- Prenuptial Agreement
- Automobile Bill of Sale
- Promissory Note
- Living Trust
- Joint Living Trust
- Child Care Authorization
- Bill of Sale
The top ten business legal forms on RocketLawyer.com are:
- Non-disclosure Agreement
- Certificate of Incorporation for Delaware
- Corporate Minutes
- Corporate Bylaws
- Service Contract
- License Agreement
- Employee Agreement
- Confidentiality Agreement
- Release of Liability
- Real Estate Lease form
Is a standard legal form as effective legally as a customized document prepared by an attorney?
Rocket Lawyer has all the resources you need to finalize your legal document: from our unique Make it Legal™ checklist to our innovative Click-through Legal Review™ process. RocketLawyer.com helps make your document legal.
Are the forms recognized by the laws in all 50 states?
After you complete the interview process, RocketLawyer.com's Make It Legal™ checklist will appear with final steps to legalize the document. This may include instructions for signing, witnesses, notarization and more to make your document legal. The Make It Legal™ checklist ensures that your document is complete and legally binding.
Should a person consult a lawyer before they complete a standard legal form?
A person should consult an attorney when they are unsure of their legal position. RocketLawyer.com customers who use online legal forms should read all the reference materials available to them before beginning.
When should a person use a form and when should a person have an attorney prepare a customized document?
A person should consult an attorney when they are unsure of their legal position.
Legal Forms Are Not Legal Advice
Printable legal forms are a convenient way to have a basic legal document. They are also economical versus the cost that would be incurred if a lawyer was asked to prepare a customized form. Even with this convenience and economy, legal forms should not be viewed as 100 percent accurate in every legal situation for the following reasons:
- Laws change and the form may not reflect the most current law.
- Laws are different from city-to-city and state-to-state.
- Forms are designed to cover the most common legal situations, and they will not fit every situation.
Legal forms can be an excellent alternative to paid legal services for many of the basic legal needs. Be sure to review the form completely. If you find that the form does not specifically address your legal situation, avoid the urge to write in information to make the form more customized to fit your situation. Instead, you should consult a licensed attorney.
For More Information on Free Printable Legal Forms
You can download a variety of free printable legal forms and letters from RocketLawyer.com. LoveToKnow Insurance also has a variety of free liability and medical release forms including: