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Discounted Legal Documents at Sam’s Club?

According to the ABA Journal, Sam’s Club will be offering Discounted Legal Services to members of Sam’s Club, see the article here.   Also, you can follow the ABAJournal on twitter at @ABAJournal.

I have posted articles about my thoughts on universal legal documents, such as those offered through LegalZoom, you can see those here.

My chief concern has always been that universal legal forms that have not been drafted or reviewed by a lawyer for a particular clinet have huge pitfalls that non-lawyers intending on utilizing these forms just don’t know what to look for.

Simply put, that’s why you hire a lawyer – “you don’t know what you don’t know”

Back to the article…

According to the article, LegalZoom intends taking it a step further than just providing documents:

“The companies plan to develop “multiple legal solutions” for Sam’s Club members, but initially members will have a couple options, according to a LegalZoom press release and spokesperson Johanna Namir. They are:

• A “suite of estate planning products,” priced at $299, that includes a will or living trust, a power of attorney and a living will. Also included are a year of unlimited revisions and independent attorney consultations of up to a half hour each for personal first-time legal matters. The attorneys will review any documents under a 10-page limit. Additional legal work would be done at a discount of 25 percent off the lawyer’s regular rate.”

It will be interesting to see if Sam’s Club members utilize these services.

questions? comments?

Email: Jeshua@dwlawpc.com

http://www.dwlawpc.com

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  1. Kurt Van Koevering
    October 28, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    We have people trying to file their claims notice for decedents without an attorney. A vast majority initially file it themselves, but later find out they did it wrong and end up hiring an attorney. So much for saving $160.

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