Do it Yourself Site's Most Misleading Claim: Our documents have been accepted by all 50 States

This week I have to get something off of my chest. Lawyers who mislead people can get in trouble for doing so, because we are held to a high professional standard by our local governing organizations.

Yet businesses that provide "do it yourself" legal services can make misleading claims and not be subject to the same penalties as attorneys. How much sense does that make?

Regardless, I want to address one statement that is particularly misleading that I hear all the time in advertisements for these do it yourself document prep services -

"Our documents have been accepted by all 50 States."

So what? Do the documents actually work like you want them to once they are accepted? What is the likelihood of this?

These are questions that are difficult to answer, but isn't this why we create legal documents in the first they can do what we set out to do when we create them?

Do yourself a favor. Don't spend wasted money on do-it-yourself services only for your family to find out that things didn't exactly work as expected later on. Get the assistance of a qualified attorney to give yourself the best opportunity to ensure everything works the way you intend it to work.

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