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US Legal, our TopTenREVIEWS Gold Award winner, is one of the most comprehensive and helpful online legal forms services on the market today. It offers more than 36,000 state-specific legal forms and non-legal documents. In addition, there is such an extensive range of documents covering so many topics that it is unlikely you would need to look anywhere else.

US Legal clearly leads the online legal service industry. They offer an optional preparation service that will help you to prepare your legal forms and check the information. Forms can be edited and come in many different formats to meet your needs.

US Legal also offers quite helpful online support and resources such as a legal dictionary, law guides and legal references. Unlike many similar sites, US Legal also features a good-sized selection of Spanish language legal forms, addressing such essential legal matters as power of attorney, rental leases and last wills.

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US Legal has one of the largest selections of do-it-yourself legal forms on the internet. The website has typical legal documents, such as bills of sale, living wills and promissory notes. It also has a large selection of uncommon legal forms, such patent applications, immigration forms and entertainment agent agreements. It is one of only a few websites to have Spanish forms. US Legal also has a large amount of non-legal letters, so if you need help on writing a letter about a disputed bill, or even a thank you note for advice on buying a pet, you will find it here. Each form is individually priced, and the cost of the form depends on the document’s legal complexity.

US Legal offers bundle packages for some of their most popular legal forms. Complicated cases like bankruptcy, divorce and LLC (Limited Liability Companies) often require more than one legal form. US Legal compiles all the appropriate forms into a package and offers it for less than what you would pay if you bought all of the forms individually on the website.

If you cannot find the form you are looking for within the site's database, simply email US Legal and describe the form you are searching for in the comments section. They have so many legal forms that not all of them are listed. US Legal will let you know if there is a form they can send you.

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There is a preparation service available for a few select forms, including divorce, bankruptcy, name change and LLCs. These services walk you through the form using an interview-style format. Once the legal forms are completed, the preparation service reviews them, checks for common errors and then mails or emails your completed forms to you with instructions about signing your documents. Many legal forms require the signature and seal of a notary public, who verifies the identity of the signer and the authenticity of the papers.

US Legal has a large legal dictionary. Using the search feature or provided alphabet, you can look up just about any legal term. There are also legal guides. These guides are a compilation of books, handbooks and internet sites designed to assist you in your legal endeavors. You'll also find a legal FAQs section associated with many of US Legal’s categories.

US Legal is not a law firm. Purchasing their legal forms does not mean you have retained this company as your attorney. For a cost, you can ask an attorney your legal questions via email through their site. The website also has a directory of attorneys if you decide to hire someone to represent you.

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Choose from three ordering options. You can choose to have forms sent to you, use US Legal’s preparation service or download the forms directly. If you choose to complete the forms, you'll need to fill out some basic information so they can send you the correct legal forms. They also need your name, address and payment information. The forms will either arrive via email or through the mail for you to complete.

If you opt to have US Legal prepare the documents, the website will walk you through a number of questions and ask you what format you would like the documents in before they are sent to you. You then supply your name, contact information and form of payment.

The third option is to download the legal forms you need. The website will gather basically the same information from you as in the first option, but it will give you the choice of downloading the document instantly instead of receiving it in the mail. This option will also ask you for your name, contact information and payment method.

US Legal’s website is easy to navigate and the legal forms are simple to locate. You can search for forms by state, keyword, category, package or browse through a list of their most popular documents. All search features are located in the right side of the top navigation bar on US Legal’s homepage.

If you are having trouble locating a form, try reading the Important Search Notes within the Using Search link on the Customer Service page. These notes can help you improve your search engine results.

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You can download many of US Legal’s forms in a variety of formats. Most documents are available in Word, PDF, or RTF. All legal forms are fully editable to suit your needs. US Legal can customize your documents if you use Web TV, Mac or DOS. To do this, contact them by email or online support. They will email you the document in the format you request.

US Legal does not require you to have a membership to their service to order individual legal forms, but you can if you choose. The website also has a subscription plan called FormsPass. The subscription is geared toward attorneys and public libraries, and the pass provides forms at a discounted price.

US Legal accepts all major credit cards, PayPal, telephone orders, electronic check and regular check through the mail. Customer service representatives can walk you through the steps of paying via E-Check if you need assistance. If you do not want to order over the internet, you can mail or fax them an order form along with your method of payment.

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US Legal has a very comprehensive help center. If you have trouble downloading your legal forms, or if you receive the wrong form, you can email or call and they will help make sure your get the form you need. If you are not satisfied with your form, you can request a credit.

The process of getting your forms is simple. Nevertheless, if you would like a step-by-step list of how to find, purchase and download your legal forms, check out the Easy Use Guide in the Customer Service section of the website.

The website provides a toll-free telephone number and email address. The company also has a FAQs section and a very helpful live chat service that is available into the evening hours. The hours for this service are very convenient, since many people cannot work on their legal forms during traditional business hours. For an extra fee, you also can ask a lawyer questions online if you need legal advice.

US Legal Summary:
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We found US Legal to be the most complete and inclusive online legal forms service available. US Legal has the largest collection of state-specific legal forms and documents on the internet. They have everything an attorney or the average Joe could need in legal forms and non-legal letters. In addition, if they don’t have it, they’ll find it for you. Their preparation service is convenient. You can pose legal questions to lawyers and find an attorney if you decide you want to retain someone to represent you. The customer service US Legal provides is helpful, courteous and prompt.

 
 
 

US Legal

Pros
This site has more than 36,000 state-specific legal forms and non-legal documents, as well as optional legal preparation services.

Cons
With that many documents, navigation is not as simple as smaller sites would be.

The Verdict
: 10/10

The large amount of legal forms, the preparation services and the legal resources make this the number one online legal forms service.