What Are Legal Forms?
Legal forms are necessary for just about every walk of life these days. People just don’t trust the good ol’ fashioned handshake anymore. It doesn’t matter whether you’re buying a house, getting married, or filing for bankruptcy, there are forms which need to be completed in order to keep everything legal.
For many people, the idea of filling out forms comes as a close second to poking their eyes with a sharpened stick. However, there are much simpler and easier ways of getting access to and filling out the details of legal forms these days than in the days of old when you had to fill out every little detail by hand (ie. name, date of birth, address, social security number).
Online legal forms have made the whole process much easier and more user-friendly. Very often, you can duplicate the information from one part of the legal form straight to another. Just fill out a few blanks, print out the document, sign on the dotted line and presto, you have a legally binding document in your hand! And at a fraction of the price you used to pay your attorney or lawyer to get it for you.
Legal forms online are not, however, without their potential problems. The legal requisites of each form are not always exactly the same from state to state. It’s worth checking it out with a lawyer or legal advisor to prevent any nasty surprises further down the line.
Various states provide online lists of state legal forms. These forms can range from adoption to incorporation of a new business to even very specific legal issues such as driving while intoxicated. If you need to find legal forms online in your state, a quick Google search should do the trick.
Commonly Used Legal Forms – Available Online
The list is almost endless, but here’s an example of some of the types of commonly used legal forms which you might need and can easily find online;
- Attorney Forms
- Bill of Sale
- Business Contracts
- Corporate and Business Forms
- Employment Contracts
- Family Law
- Health Care
- Leases and Rental Contracts
- Name Changes
- Power of Attorney
- Sales and Purchases
- Tax Forms
These legal forms are specifically designed to protect both parties in the event of any form of partnership or agreement.