The Law Office of Mark W. Keller, PLLC
Cell Phone: (405) 494-0683
215 Oklahoma Blvd.
Alva, OK 73717
When Do You Need a Lawyer?
When you're drafting a basic will, a simple LLC agreement, or even an uncontested divorce, you can find any number of online services willing to do your work for prices so cheap that they seem too good to be true. If you feel that way, it's because those prices frequently are too good to be true! Consumer Reports recently published an article whose title says it all: Legal DIY Websites are No Match for a Pro
Here are the qualifications listed for a "Legal Document Preparation Specialist" at one popular online document preparation service:
- Copy editing, proofreading, or academic grading experience.
- Extreme attention to detail.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Internet and related software applications
That's it. Being a licensed attorney is NOT a prerequisite to drafting your important legal documents at most of these services. In fact, the licensed attorneys that some of these sites offer to counsel you aren't even located in Oklahoma!
The problem you face with using an online service or trying to assemble your own paperwork is that you may do yourself significant and irreparable harm through even simple errors in drafting!
If all you need is document preparation, give me a call! I can draft a will, trust, or even simple divorce paperwork at an extremely competitive price.
Ask me about unbundled services even if you can't afford full representation. I can help you through the process and give you advice on Oklahoma law and procedure at a discounted price compared to a full service representation. Unbundled services include document preparation, practical and strategic advice, and even specific consultations on difficult issues.