LegalZoom Review

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Overview
Good

Variety of services related to business and its formation, quick and easy process of incorporation, customized documents for different projects at once, excellent customer service, pay for what you use, service, intellectual property aid, information on several legal topics, 7-day free trial, free document reviews

Bad

Bit costlier, extra pay for accessing something not included in the plan, which means lack of freebies, next day processing

Overall

Best option for individual or small business requiring documents to be prepared and filed in the correct way as well as for individual customers who wish to get living wills and other similar emergency planning services

Detailed Review

Each time you visit a lawyer's office for guidance regarding a new business formation, filing of documents, change of name or any other legal compliance, hundreds of dollars slip out of your pocket in no time. We all know how expensive legal advice can be! That's the reason several DIY legal services have come up online that offer an easier and more affordable alternative.

One popular name among them is LegalZoom, a Glendale, CA based company that has been helping consumers and small businesses in the United States for more than one and a half decades now. LegalZoom has been a BBB (Better Business Bureau) accredited business since 2001.

Services Offered

LegalZoom offers various legal services required in starting and running your business, like - business formation, naming your business, taxation, licensing, permits, certification, document review, corporate changes, patents, trademarks, copyrights, and more. Whether you are planning to go for an LLC (Limited Liability Company), S-Corp or C-Corp corporation, LP (Limited Partnership) or any other form of business, LegalZoom can help you with it. And if you are undecided as to which one would be more suitable for you, they can also help you choose the right structure for your business, all through a simple online questionnaire type process on their website.

How It Works

Visit their website, select the service you need and start off the process by filling up a simple online form. You will be asked certain questions pertinent to the legal help you are seeking. When you submit your answers, they will review your form, check for consistency of information and scan through it for spelling error and other types of common errors. They will contact you by phone or email if they find any information missing.

Once you make the payment and submit the order, you can login anytime to check the status of your order.

LegalZoom takes care of all the paperwork involved in the process. If required, they will mail the legal forms to your address and also attach instructions on where to sign, whether to get it notarized, etc. And if your case is complicated and you want to retain an attorney, you can find on their site a directory of local attorneys in your area.

User Friendly Process

They have taken enough care to ensure that you don't get lost and confused in the wide range of services they offer. That's the reason they have organized their services into different categories like - Starting your business, Running your business, Wills & Trusts, and Personal & Family, each of these being divided into further sub-categories.

The forms that you are asked to fill up online are extremely simple and easy to understand. Their online education center is quite comprehensive and contains answer to almost any question you may have in mind. You can also refer to their wide range of articles for further insight into a topic of relevance to you.

You can utilize the search feature on the site if you are looking for something specific. Just type in the name of the service and you will get a relevant article on that.

Speed and Assurance

LegalZoom files your documents within 2 business days. And before filing, they make sure that everything is filled up correctly. Their management team comprises experienced business leaders and attorneys. Each of the attorneys in their network has a minimum experience of 5 years and has a good reputation with their respective state bar.

Customer Support

LegalZoom offers support through email and phone. Whenever you need any help, you can make a call on their toll free number and speak to a customer care specialist.

Satisfaction Guarantee

LegalZoom strives to offer the best services in the industry. For this purpose, they offer 100% satisfaction guarantee for their services. So, if at all you happen not to be satisfied with their services, just let them know anytime within 60 days of placing the order, and they will take corrective measures, refund the money or provide credit for future orders. The refund however is subject to certain conditions and doesn’t apply to money paid to third parties and government entities.

Conclusion

Being into the online legal filing business for 15 long years has certainly given LegalZoom a huge experience in the industry. They have also been rated A+ by Better Business Bureau. Moreover, you get to find all the legal services under one roof and can rest assured that your legal filing is done in a perfect manner.

Pricing
Merchant Price
Official Website $149
Specifications

Incorporation Services

  • C Corporation

  • LLC

  • S Corporation

  • Non-Profit

  • LLP

  • Compliance

  • AR Filling

  • Corporate Veil Guarantee

  • S Corp Election Filing

  • Certified Copies

  • Sample Documents

  • Shipping Options

  • EIN Filing

  • Registered Agent

  • Operating Agreement

  • Company Seal

  • Legal Advice

  • Trademark Search

  • Satisfaction Guarantee

  • Support

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