FindLaw launches do-it-yourself estate planning
MINNEAPOLIS-ST. Paul, April 6, 2022 – Thomson Reuters launches FindLaw Legal Forms & Services, a DIY offer for legal consumers. The first area of practice is Estate planningintegrating Contract Express software with FindLaw content and resources to provide consumers with access to easy-to-use legal forms and services.
The FindLaw.com tool guides consumers through the creation of forms, including Basic Wills, Living Wills and Powers of Attorney, putting the leading Contract Express legal workflow solution, used in the world by the world’s leading law firms. In addition to offering legal forms and services, Do-It-Yourself Estate Planning provides informative content that helps consumers understand simple legal topics.
Consumers only need to answer simple questions to generate their legal documents. Individuals can choose to use the tool to complete a form themselves; find an experienced local lawyer to help them; or create a form, then find a lawyer to review it. Do-it-yourself estate planning will allow individuals to create simple and inexpensive documents to make their wishes known.
“Legal Forms & Services at FindLaw.com draws on decades of experience at Thomson Reuters to help lawyers and consumers find legal solutions,” said Mark Haddad, managing director of the Small Law business. Firm of Thomson Reuters. “We apply the same innovative technology we use to develop content written by lawyers and research tools for lawyers, and we leverage our expertise to better support consumers. With Contract Express powering the forms, consumers can access trusted FindLaw content and use industry-leading technology from a provider legal professionals trust to get their jobs done efficiently and accurately.
“FindLaw continues to evolve as a comprehensive legal resource for consumers, and do-it-yourself estate planning helps make the law accessible and understandable to everyone,” said Jim Schonrock, vice president of product development and of business, FindLaw. “It gives individuals peace of mind knowing that they have taken care of an important issue in their life, and empowers them to do so on their own. For those with more complex legal needs or who prefer to consult with an attorney during the process, FindLaw.com provides the largest directory of qualified local attorneys in the United States.
FindLaw.com receives more than 100 million visits per year from people seeking information about the law or a better understanding of their legal rights. FindLaw launched Legal Forms & Services to meet growing consumer demand for do-it-yourself solutions in certain areas of law. As the world’s leading provider of online legal information for consumers and small businesses, FindLaw will continue to add Do-It-Yourself practice areas.
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