Legal Document Preparation

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Q: What are typical examples of legal documents that Dagger Law can draft up for me?

A: Our law firm can assist you in the creation of a variety of legal documents. These might include items such as:

(Please note that some list items may be linked to other pages to help further define a subject or answer frequently asked questions)

  • Business and Banking Law Documents
    • Articles of incorporation
    • Amendment to LLC Operating Agreement
    • Partnership Agreement and Amendments to a Partnership Agreement
    • Assignment of Partnership Interest
    • Business Plans
    • Business Purchase Agreement
    • Limited Liability Company (also known as an LLC) Operating Agreement
    • Privacy Policy
    • Shareholder Agreement
    • Stock Purchase Agreement
    • Terms of Use Agreement
    • Cease and Desist Letter
    • End-User License Agreement
    • Hold Harmless Agreement
    • Invoice Form
    • Licensing Agreement
    • Manufacturing and Supply Agreement
    • Purchase Order
    • Release of Liability Form or Waiver of Liability
    • Sales Agreement
    • Tolling Agreement
    • Bill of Sale
    • Buy-Sell Agreement
    • Construction Contract Agreement
    • Firearm Bill of Sale
    • Demand for Payment Letter
    • Financial Affidavit
    • Loan Agreement
    • Promissory Note
    • Purchase Agreement
  • Employment Law Documents
    • Affidavit of Identity
    • Affidavit of Service
    • Arbitration Agreement
    • Business Contract
    • Letter of Intent
    • Photo Release Form
    • Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) including Employment, Interview Candidate, and Mutual
    • Employment Agreement
    • Freelance Contract
    • Independent Contractor Agreement
    • Resignation Letter Template
    • Leave of Absence Letter
  • Family Law and Domestic Relations Documents
    • Medical Consent for a child
    • Child Support Modification
    • Child Travel Consent Form
    • Cohabitation Agreement
    • Divorce Agreement
    • Medical Records Release Form
    • Parenting Plan/Child Custody Agreement
    • Post-nuptial Agreement
    • Prenuptial Agreement
    • Separation Agreement
  • Real Estate Law and Landlord-Tenant Law Documents
    • Commercial Lease Agreement
    • Deed of Trust
    • Eviction Notice
    • Land/Ground Lease Agreement
    • Late Rent Notice
    • Lease/Rental property Agreement
    • Residential lease agreement
    • Amendment of an existing lease
    • Lease Renewal
    • Termination of a lease
    • Mechanic’s Lien
    • Mortgage Deed
    • Notice of Intent to Vacate
    • Notice of Rent increase
    • Pet Addendum to a Lease Agreement
    • Property Management Agreement
    • Quitclaim Deed
    • Real Estate Purchase Agreement
    • Rent-to-own Agreement
    • Rental Inspection Checklist
    • Roommate Agreement
    • Sublease Agreement
    • Vacation Rental Short Term Lease Agreement
    • Warranty Deed
    • Affidavit of Domicile
    • Affidavit of Title
  • Estate Planning Documents
    • Codicil of Will
    • Living Will
    • Medical Power of Attorney
    • Revocable Living Trust
    • Advance Directive Form
    • Trusts
    • Power of Attorney
    • Revocation of Power of Attorney
    • Affidavit of Death
    • Affidavit of Residence

Don’t see your particular issue listed above? That is no problem! We enjoy a challenge and are happy to assist you with the legal issue that you are facing. Use our convenient Contact Page to schedule an appointment to discuss your legal matter with an attorney.

Q: Can I use a document preparation service for my legal documents if I’m representing myself? Can legal document preparation be accomplished by anyone other than a lawyer?

A: This can be tricky. The safe answer is that nobody but an attorney, or a legal assistant/paralegal under the supervision of an attorney, should engage in giving legal advice unless they are licensed to practice law. To drive this point home, the State of Ohio does allow for the collection of damages against anyone who commits any act that the Supreme Court prohibits as being the unauthorized practice of law (Ohio Statute 4705.07 (A)(3)).

Besides the potential consequences to anyone who crosses the boundary into the unauthorized practice of law, the law is a complex and tricky thing. Our experienced firm partners spend years mentoring associate attorneys. All attorneys must complete mandatory annual training hours on top of their daily research and daily application of the law. In some ways, lawyers eat, sleep, and breathe this complex legal world. Even they still see new legal arguments and revisions to law popping up regularly. Because of this, we suggest that a licensed attorney creates legal documents. It may cost money, but it will almost always cost much more to defend an improperly designed legal document.

Q: Can I use an online legal document preparation program? Isn’t that the same thing?

A: Again, this can be tricky. You should be aware of what you are entering into as the consequences could be severe should your legal document not hold up in court. Online legal documents can be a cheap and fast way to create some primary documents. For those individuals who have few assets, the risk might be worth the cost savings.

Think of this a little like using Web.MD to diagnose your runny nose as a cold. The stakes are low, so if you get it wrong and your cold was allergies, it probably isn’t a big deal. The time spent avoiding the doctor’s office and associated bills might be worth it. Now imagine you misdiagnosed yourself and your condition was something life-threatening that a doctor could have identified. Not paying the doctor’s bill wouldn’t have been worth the time saved as your situation would become severe.

Working with a lawyer is often just like this. There is a multitude of factors that our attorneys look at when determining how to represent you best. Those changing laws that they work with every day might create a situation that needs addressing today when it might take months for an online form service to catch up with the law. The money spent to cover your assets, and your peace of mind, are worth it.

Q: How much does legal document preparation cost?

A: Like many legal services, the cost can vary depending on the complexity of your situation. Prices also depend on the time involved to create a tailored plan to fit your needs. Attorneys can complete some legal documents for a flat fee. It is best to consult with an attorney so that you clearly understand what the cost will be.

Q: Will a document preparation attorney travel to me, or do I need to come to your offices in Lancaster or Canal Winchester?

While some meetings will need to occur in our offices, we try to minimize your travel time. We offer two convenient office locations in Lancaster and Canal Winchester, Ohio. Our goal is to reduce the disruption to your life caused by legal issues and conduct most communications or meetings through emails or phone calls. In certain circumstances, we realize that clients can’t reach us, and we may be required to visit your location. Suppose you retain a Dagger Law attorney to represent you. In that case, they will travel to the necessary court hearings and legal procedures to represent you anywhere in Ohio! Please note that in some instances, the cost to represent your case may require an unusual amount of money due to travel expenses. In such cases, we may recommend using legal representation closer to the location of your case. We are happy to provide referrals in these instances if we are able.

We proudly serve the following communities throughout Central and Southeastern Ohio:

  • Fairfield County
  • Franklin County
  • Hocking County
  • Licking County
  • Pickaway County
  • Baltimore, Ohio
  • Buckeye Lake
  • Canal Winchester
  • Circleville
  • Greater Columbus Area
  • Lancaster, Ohio
  • Logan
  • Newark, Ohio
  • other locations nearby

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Should you have further comments, questions, or concerns. Please contact us through the Dagger Law Contact Page.