Legal Document Preparation

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

A: Our experienced attorneys can assist you in the creation in a wide number of legal documents. These might include items such as:

  • 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
    • Child Medical Consent
    • Child Support Modification
    • Child Travel Consent Form
    • Cohabitation Agreement
    • Divorce Agreement
    • Medical Records Release Form
    • Parenting Plan/Child Custody Agreement
    • Postnuptial 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 Agreement
    • Lease Amendment
    • Lease Renewal
    • Lease Termination
    • 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
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  • 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

Q: Can I use a document preparer 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 is prohibited by the Supreme Court 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 lawyers spend years under the mentorship of our firm partners, and attend 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 and you still see new legal arguments and revisions to law popping up on a regular basis. Because of this, it is imperative that legal documents be created by a licensed attorney. It may cost money, but it will almost always cost much more to try to defend an improperly created legal document. 

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

A: Again, this can be tricky, and 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 very basic 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, and so if you get it wrong and your cold was really allergies, it probably isn’t a big deal and 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 are a multitude of factors that our attorneys look at when determining how to best represent you, and those changing laws that they work with every day might create a situation that needs addressed today when it might take months for an online form service to catch up. 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, cost can vary depending on the complexity of your situation, or the time involved to create a tailored plan to fit your needs. Some legal documents can be completed for a flat fee. It is best to consult with an attorney so that you clearly understand what the cost will be. 

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

While some meetings will need to be held in our offices, we do try to minimize your travel time by offering two convenient locations in both Lancaster and Canal Winchester, Ohio. It is our goal to minimize the disruption to your life caused by legal issues, and many communications or meetings can be conducted through emails or phone calls. In certain circumstances we realize that it isn’t possible for clients to reach us, and visits to your location may be required. If a Dagger Law attorney is retained to represent you, they will travel to the necessary court hearings and legal procedures in order to represent you, even if that court is across the state! 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. 

If you have further comments, questions, or concerns. Please contact us through our contact page HERE.