If geeks love it, we’re on it
It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!
Has anyone used Nolo online for legal documents? Is it a terrible/crazy idea to use them?
I'm going to poke fun at it because I have no idea, but the line "100% money-back guarantee if you are not totally satisfied!" is pretty funny considering we're discussing a will and you won't be around to be unsatisfied.
That said, they have the references at the bottom, they indicate specific scenarios where they tell you to get a real lawyer, and they don't work in Louisiana, so it all looks above-board at a top-level check.
You know, you could literally just write out a bulleted list of what you want to happen, mutually sign, have it notarized, and file it away. That would be legally admissible as a will. The court would recognize it as an official document stating the intentions of the deceased made in sound mind and conscience, witnessed by an authority of the state.
I used to do tech support for a realty company that had their own legal team. I overheard once the head of the department telling a new hire 'rewrite that without the legalese. Legalese is for when we're trying to scare people. Documents are just as legal if written unambiguously in common language as they are in legalese.'
Probably the least authoritative legal advice ever (lol i overheard it from a lawyer), but it does back up @Thrax 's response.
Icrontic — Home of the Big Beef Burrito since 8-8-2000, fool.
A Short-Media community © 2003–2019.
Powered with ill-gotten helium.