With its clean and attractive interface and easy-to-use instructions, Rocket Lawyer has certainly taken off since its creation in 2008. This service provides quite an extensive number of legal forms, and its website features thousands of articles regarding all kinds of legal matters so you can be well-informed. It also offers a considerable amount of customer support.
Rocket Lawyer offers a generous number of documents – approximately 14,000 legal forms. It also can customize forms for you through a questionnaire that simulates a question and answer process. One useful benefit of this service is that you can save a form and return to it to make changes later if you need to. In addition, Rocket Lawyer permits you to make use of an e-signature for legal forms, which is a handy tool if you are filing a court document electronically.
One drawback is that you cannot simply pay for and download one or two documents; the service requires a subscription. You can get a monthly subscription if your need for legal forms is limited, but many individuals might find the subscription route to be an unnecessary hassle.
However, in situations requiring on-going legal help, a subscription is ideal. For example, someone who is starting a small business might find it useful to have a subscription to Rocket Lawyer.
Rocket Lawyer will compute your Legal Health Score – a numeric score of how legally prepared and secure you are. You simply answer a series of questions and the service does the rest. If your score is less than 100, the service will tell you what you should do next. For example, if you already have a will but do not have a power of attorney form or some other important estate planning document, the service can give you instructions on how to proceed. It even provides a calendar to remind you to get certain tasks done.
Some legal forms offered by Rocket Lawyer, such as uncontested divorce forms, already are available to the public through courts in states that permit do-it-yourself divorces. Rocket Lawyer has a selection of these documents for both state and federal court grouped under its Popular Government Forms section. These types of legal forms are supplied free by the company.
Rocket Lawyer lacks international legal forms. Currently, the service provides only documents applicable in the United States, although company representatives report they are working to bring the international feature onboard in the future.
Rocket Lawyer does not claim to offer traditional preparation services for legal forms and makes it clear it is not a lawyer referral service nor does it provide legal representation. However, if you pay for a subscription, you can have your legal forms reviewed by a local attorney. The company also provides Rocket Lawyer on Call, a service that lets you ask a question online. A lawyer in the field of law you are exploring will provide an answer. You can see the answer and, if you are satisfied, you pay an extra cost for the answer. There also is a directory of attorneys in your area whom you can hire at reduced legal fees if you decide you need legal representation.
The well-designed website site is intuitive and easy to use. We had no trouble navigating it, and the question and answer format makes it simple to supply whatever information is needed for any legal forms you are working on.
Rocket Lawyer lets you download and print your documents, or share them if you choose. Documents are available in MS Word, PDF or Rich Text Format. You can pay for legal forms by phone and online via credit card.
The live chat support feature of Rocket Lawyer is quite helpful. You also can contact Rocket Lawyer through telephone and email. The homepage features hundreds of free articles about a wide variety of subjects involving legal matters, and you'll find links to informative legal blogs, including one that addresses legal issues in the news. In addition, there are FAQs sections and articles on the webpage of each general legal topic.
All in all, this is an easy to use and helpful site. Rocket Lawyer provides a wide-ranging selection of legal forms and, for many people, the systematic approach to filling them out is appealing. The primary drawback is that the service is subscription based, so you won't be able to simply purchase just one or two legal forms.
Rocket Lawyer offers a large number of forms and excellent legal resources.
You must buy a subscription to use this service.
This service offers a generous supply of legal forms and plenty of free and informative articles, but you must subscribe to its service to access its forms.