In the past, people obtained legal forms only through attorneys, public notaries and government offices. In our time and age, legal documents became very accessible on the internet. This provides the consumer with the ease, convenience and inexpensive access to the forms form the comfort of one’s home or office computer.
Depending on the forms, some forms can be obtained from government offices and now websites as in the case of court related forms. These forms can usually be obtained at no cost. Other forms such as business forms can be obtained from attorneys websites, law firms websites and business legal websites. The prices and quality of legal forms vary from one website to another and one must exercise due diligence when shopping for legal forms online.
Websites offering legal forms differ not only in price but in content as well. Some websites offer a wide range of forms while others specialize in one specific form. The latter are one form websites. One might think that larger websites are more credible while another might conclude that the one form website is more specialized. The fact of the matter is, it does not matter where you obtain the form as long as you do your research about the website and it’s trustworthiness. This can be done by Googling reviews about the website in question as well as by testing the website’s customer support reliability by contacting them for information. Some websites offer form samples for free which provides user with an idea of what they are getting.
There are Pros and Cons to buying legal forms online. Some of the Pros include:
– Saving Money
– Saving Time
– Ease and convenience (Especially when forms are downloaded instantly after purchase)
There are also disadvantages to buying legal forms on the internet, some of which include:
– Unprofessionally drafted documents
– The lack of guidance or instruction on how to complete the forms
– Not having the software (such as Word or Adobe) in which the document is formatted
For the aforementioned reasons, Online users have to be browse multiple websites in order to make the most educated decision. As well, it is imperative to thoroughly investigate the credibility and reliability of the website before making the purchase. Whether it is temporary guardianship form or a bill of sale one must exercise due diligence and good judgment because if the form were poorly drafted, it may be legally invalid and therefore useless or worse it may have negative legal ramifications on its user.