Good question, and the answer is often, maddeningly enough, “it depends on what you’re trying to accomplish.”

You may have seen ads on TV for a company called “LegalZoomwhich has over $100 Million in capital¬†and sells legal forms online for things like simple wills and forming LLCs.

I’ve never tried to use LegalZoom, but my guess is, even with their non-lawyer customer assistance agents and “instructions”, figuring out how to use their forms is something like doing your own taxes. Simple if your financial matters are simple, but perplexing if you have to file some of the more complicated forms and schedules and have questions you (or the computer program you’re using) can’t answer. You might make mistakes, or be uncomfortable “going it alone”.

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