The Internet is an amazing tool where you can find information on almost anything. Last week, I, Matt Landis, learned how to fix a running toilet by googling it. I searched for “how to fix a running toilet” then watched a YouTube video, did a quick fix and I was good to go. I recognize this is a minor repair and many of you may not have even had to look it up, but let’s just say my home repair skill set is extremely limited.
There are a growing number of online services that will provide forms for any number of legal issues, including business entity formation, contracts, pleadings, estates planning documents and more. Often times these services appear to be a fraction of the cost of a hiring a lawyer. Other sites provide these documents for free. So if you can get forms to complete on your own for a fraction of the price or for free, why bother hiring a lawyer?