Friday, October 12, 2012

Do-it-yourself law means do-it-again.

Consumer Reports confirms that lawyers do it better. There is a place for do-it-yourself document drafting for the most basic transactions, like the sale of your motorcycle or a  simple power of attorney.  And just about any document you buy on-line will "look" official enough. But will it do what you intend?

When you hire counsel, it's not the document you are buying- it's the advice and experience. Whether a document is complete, serves your personal or business goals, and contains important provisions tailored to your situation, is the lawyer's particular talent.

Like a trained carpenter, your lawer can hit the nail on the head in fewer strokes, with less effort, and he will drive it deeper.

Over the last six months, I have interviewed several potential clients seeking advice on how to fix mistakes created in their DIY documents. And in every instance, the cost of the fix far exceeds the cost they would have incurred, if they had only visited me first!

Call and let us schedule your visit.