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Forming a Limited Liability Company

Limited Liability Companies (LLCs) combine the personal liability protection of a corporation with the tax benefits of a partnership.  To learn more Read more...

Legal Name Change

If you need information regarding a Legal Name Change, please click here. Read more...

Forming a Non Profit

A non profit is a corporation or association created to promote and maintain the well-being and greater good of a community, in which profits (or surplus) Read more...

How to Get a Copy of a Birth Certificate

It's common to lose or misplace your birth certificate. Often, by the time you may try to get a marriage license, a passport in certain states, or a Read more...

General and Special Power of Attorney Documents - Important Differences

There are different types of Power of Attorney documents-- General and Special.   A general power of attorney gives broad authorizations to Read more...

How to Transfer Property Rights to Family with a Quit Claim Deed

A Quit Claim Deed is a simple real estate legal document, which is used to transfer property rights. This is usually done between family members. To Read more...

Benefits of a Living Trust

A Living Trust can be an important component of an estate plan. When you create a Living Trust, you will transfer ownership of your property and assets to Read more...

Health Care Power of Attorney Information

In a Health Care Power of Attorney you can designate another person (your agent) to make health care decisions on your behalf if you are unable to do so Read more...

Family Gifting

You can move a lot of money out of your estate using the annual gift tax exclusion, which lets you give $13,000 to any number of people each year, and $1m Read more...

Does Your Business Need an LLC Operating Agreement? LLC Operating Agreement Requirements by State

Though not every state requires your business to have a formal operating agreement, it's recommended that all LLCs have one. Find out which states Read more...

How to get Medical Records

Knowing the contents of your medical records will help you and your family receive better, more effective health care in the future.   To Read more...

LLC vs. Corporation: What's the Best Legal Structure for your Business?

No matter what sort of business you run, it's a great idea to "make it legal." Whether you are incorporating as an incorporation or forming Read more...

Collecting Child Support

Arranging and collecting child support from your ex-spouse can be stressful, but there are actionable measures you can take to set up child support and Read more...

What is DBA or 'Doing Business As'?

DBA, or 'doing business as' is the practice of using of a fictitious or assumed business name to trade under.  You can advertise, accept Read more...

Eviction Notices by State

To create an Eviction Notice for your state, please click here. Read more...

Transferring Joint Property After Death

Property that is owned jointly with rights of survivorship passes automatically to the survivor when one of the joint tenants dies. While the probate Read more...

Police Report

A Police Report Worksheet helps you organize and prepare information you plan on handing to the police. If you need to report something to the police it Read more...

How to File for an Uncontested or No Fault Divorce

A no-fault divorce is not the same as an uncontested divorce. A no-fault divorce refers to the grounds for the divorce-- typically separation, Read more...

How to File a Suit in Small Claims Court

Small claims courts primarily resolve small monetary disputes, and in a few states, evictions and property claims. The detailed rules for small claims Read more...

How To Do a Trademark Search

When you start planning a new brand, product, or company, it's essential to make sure you have a unique name, or mark, so you can effectively market Read more...

How to Change a Will after Signing

If you decide to change the provisions in your Will, be sure your family and attorney are aware of this new situation. They may not need to know the Read more...

Articles of Incorporation Guidelines

The Articles of Incorporation (also called the 'Certificate of Incorporation', in Delaware) are the primary rules laid out to manage a corporation. Read more...

Electronic Signatures Are Legally Binding

An Electronic Signature (eSignature) is simply an electronic symbol that is associated with a document. It is intended to serve as a signature for the Read more...

Liability and Release Documents

Release forms are the simple way to protect your business by getting an agreement or someone's consent in writing.  They can release you from Read more...

Which Affidavit Do You Need?

To learn about some of the most common affidavits and a little information about each, please click here.  Read more...

The Probate Process

To learn more about the Probate Process, please click here. Read more...

How to Collect Personal Debt from a Friend, Family Member, or a Business

Many of us think of debt collection as something that only businesses and contractors have to deal with. But, of course, this simply isn't the case. Read more...

Does your C-Corp or S-Corp Need to Keep Minutes? Corporate Meeting Minutes Requirements by State

A vast majority of states require your corporation to keep regular meeting minutes. Though these minutes do not need to be filed with the state and can Read more...

Distributing Assets with a Living Trust

As an alternative to using a Will as your primary document for transferring property at your death, you can transfer all or some of your assets into a Read more...

Claiming Dependents on Your Taxes

You can claim a dependent for a person who is a qualifying child or a qualifying relative. A qualifying relative can't be a qualifying child.  Read more...

How to Evict Someone Who Lives With You

Evicting a tenant is a fairly simple process. But what if you need to evict a roommate? What if there’s a family member who just won’t Read more...

What is Estate Administration?

Estate Administration occurs after a person dies, and it is the process of dividing and distributing that person’s property and assets to heirs and Read more...

Choosing Legal Separation or Divorce - Common Situations

Choosing between legal separation and a divorce is often a difficult decision.  Click here for a list of common reasons that couples often Read more...

What is a Provisional Patent Application?

There are two types of patent applications: the provisional patent application and the non-provisional patent application.  For an initial patent Read more...

What is a Living Will?

A Living Will is a document which states your wishes regarding life-sustaining treatment in the event that you have a terminal illness and are expected to Read more...

Types of Property Deeds

Deeds are legal documents that transfer the ownership of an asset (such as property) from one person to another; however, there are different types of Read more...

How to Place a Lien on a House or Other Personal Property

Sometimes, a debtor simply won't pay. This doesn't mean you're left out in the rain, however. Liens are the best legal way to assert rights Read more...

How to Contest a Parking Ticket

Parking tickets can be a hassle, especially if you live in a city where the number of parking restrictions are difficult to keep track of or not clearly Read more...

Calculating Child Support

Child Support payment calculations are complex, taking into account factors... To learn more, please click here.  Read more...

Apartment Rental Agreements Specify Terms of Occupancy

When you rent an apartment, you are likely required to sign a Rental Agreement. For the landlord, legal forms are an important way to ensure that tenants Read more...

10 Things You Need to Know About Life Insurance

For 10 things you need to know about life insurance, please click here. Read more...

How to Draft a Loan Agreement

A Loan Agreement is a legal contract regulating the terms and conditions of a loan, and can be used by both individuals and corporations to lend or borrow Read more...

Types of Immigration Forms

Whether you are an immigrant looking to become a citizen, an immigrant looking to get a job in the United States, or an employer or sponsor of an Read more...

Steps for Collecting Late Rent Before Issuing an Eviction Notice

When tenants fail to pay rent on time, landlords can take certain steps to recover late payments and collect late-rent fees. By having a plan in place for Read more...

Requirements for A Valid Prenuptial Agreement

 You don't have to visit an attorney to draft a Prenup Contract, but Prenuptial Agreements must be in writing to be legally valid. It is in your Read more...

Getting Married Checklist

Here's a checklist to help you get ready for your wedding and settle in to your new married life. To see the rest, please click here.     Read more...

Choosing a Business Insurance Policy

Business insurance -- along with incorporating -- is a great way to protect your company. But which policy should you choose? To learn more, please click Read more...

Changing Vehicle Ownership - Getting a Car Title Transferred with the DMV

A car title is the document that establishes ownership of a vehicle.  To change ownership of a vehicle, the designated owner and recipient must Read more...

Breaking a Lease

A written lease or rental agreement is a binding contract between you and your landlord. While you may have valid reasons for wanting to get out of your Read more...

Types of Trusts

Different types of trusts can be used for different purposes.  All trusts are either intervivos (created during your lifetime), or testamentary ( Read more...

HIPAA Authorization Forms: Granting Access to Your Private Medical Records

Your personal medical records are not for public eyes. After all, someone can't just walk into the hospital and get access to your files without legal Read more...

Important Facts About Non-Disclosure Agreements

Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) forms are often referred to as confidentiality agreement forms. Any time you are sharing confidential  Read more...

How to Get a Credit Freeze

The most recent weapon in the war against ID theft is to the ability to get a credit freeze.  A credit freeze completely shuts down access to your Read more...

Forming a Doing Business As (“DBA”)

To learn more about DBAs and how to get started, please click here. If you have a question and need to speak with someone directly, please call our Read more...

Do You Actually Need a Lawyer?

Many people view legal representation as an all-or-nothing proposition- either you cede control of your issue to an experienced professional or take care Read more...

How to Get your Security Deposit Back from your Landlord

To learn more about how to get your security deposit back, please click here.     Read more...

What is a Domestic Partnership?

A domestic partnership is a legal or personal relationship between two people who live together and share a common domestic life, but are not married or Read more...

Texas No-Fault Divorce

The state of Texas allows both fault and no-fault grounds for divorce.  To learn more, please click here.    Read more...

Tennessee No-Fault Divorce

Tennessee offers both fault and no-fault divorces. In order to file for a no-fault divorce, the couple must state that there are "irreconcilable Read more...

South Carolina No-Fault Divorce

South Carolina grants both fault and no-fault divorces. If a spouse believes that the marriage should end on the grounds of adultery, alcoholism, physical Read more...

Pennsylvania No-Fault Divorce

The State of Pennsylvania offers two types of no-fault divorce. A "mutual consent divorce" can be granted ninety days after filing for divorce Read more...

North Carolina No-Fault Divorce

The State of North Carolina still requires grounds for divorce, but they do offer one no-fault ground: `one-year separation`. If any other reason is Read more...

How Copyright Protects Your Intellectual Property

Copyright is a type of legal protection, provided by the Federal Government, to authors of original works. Essentially, copyright law exists to reward Read more...

Hiring Employees Checklist

Here are some legal issues to consider when hiring employees. To learn more, please click here. Read more...

Corporations - Public Records

Corporate records such as incorporation documents are available to the general public.  To learn more, please click here. Read more...

Claiming a Decedent's Tax Refund

If a refund is due to someone who is deceased, the estate executor may have to complete and file a copy of Form 1310 - Statement of Person Claiming Refund Read more...

Bankruptcy Lawyers Can Help a Case Through the System

Once a debtor has decided to file for bankruptcy, he or she should retain a  bankruptcy lawyer. The bankruptcy lawyer can explain the complicated Read more...

Bankruptcy Debt Discharge

Filing bankruptcy doesn't necessarily mean a person can wipe out all his or her pre-bankruptcy debt, but it does allow a person to start over, after a Read more...

Asking Your Spouse-to-Be for a Prenup

Asking your spouse-to-be for a Prenuptial Agreement can lead to arguments and heartache. Here are some tips for making the process of asking for a prenup Read more...

Applying for an Adopted Child's Citizenship

Generally, any child who immigrates to the U.S. as the adoptee of a U.S. citizen automatically becomes a U.S. citizen if the adoption is completed before Read more...

Successor Trustee Duties

If you have a Living Trust, your successor trustee will need to take certain steps in carrying out your wishes. In general, the trustee has duties that Read more...

What is Conservatorship?

A conservatorship is a court case where a judge appoints a responsible person or organization to care for another adult.  The adult may be mentally Read more...

Court Order Documents

Rocket Lawyer does not provide court order documents (such as judgment, brief, summons, etc). Please contact your local government website for more Read more...

Keep Your Will Up-to-Date

A Last Will and Testament form that was suitable ten years ago might not be sufficient today.  For most people, writing a Legal Will is not a once in Read more...

Choosing an Agent for Your Estate Plan

For more information, regarding agent choice for a Power of Attorney, please click here. For more information, regarding agent choice for you Will,  Read more...

When Photographers Need a Model Release Form or Use of Likeness Form

 How can you know when it’s okay, legally, to take a picture of someone? Do you know if you can sell that photo? To learn more, please click Read more...

Reasons to Evict a Tenant

If you’re a landlord and want to evict a tenant, you need to have a legal reason for doing so. In other words, you can’t evict a tenant just Read more...

What Happens if my loved one dies without a Will?

If your loved one dies intestate-- that is, without a Will-- his or her property and assets may not be divided according to his or her wishes.  To Read more...

State Processing Times for Business Entity Filings

After filing for incorporation for your business, you’ll have to wait for the state to process your application. How long? That depends on the state Read more...

Small Claims Court Dollar Limits by State

To learn the monetary limits that you can ask for in small claims court by state, please click here. Read more...

Setting up a Business Structure - Tax Considerations

Each type of legal business structure is taxed differently. Find out the specific differences between S-Corps, C-Corps, LLCs, Partnerships, Sole Read more...

Legal Name Change in Pennsylvania

In order to change your name in Pennsylvania without a recent marriage or divorce, you need to get a court order approving your name change.  To Read more...

What is an Affidavit?

An Affidavit is a written statement of facts, sworn to and signed by a deponent before a notary public or some other authority having the power to witness Read more...

How to Get a Copy of a Death Certificate

When a loved one passes away, a death certificate is created to mark the time and cause of their passing.  To learn more, please click here. Read more...

Wisconsin No-Fault Divorce

The State of Wisconsin is a no-fault divorce state, meaning the court will not assign fault to either party for the divorce.  To learn more, please Read more...

Washington DC No-Fault Divorce

The District of Columbia offers no-fault divorces, meaning the court will not assign fault to either party. D.C. law states that one party must allege Read more...

Utah No-Fault Divorce

Utah offers both fault and no-fault divorces; the no-fault grounds are irreconcilable differences or three years of consecutive non-cohabitation.  To Read more...

Rhode Island No-Fault Divorce

The State of Rhode Island offers a no-fault divorce based on irreconcilable differences. To learn more, please click here.  Read more...

Oklahoma No-Fault Divorce

Oklahoma is one of few states that still maintains fault grounds for divorce, though it also essentially grants no-fault divorces on the grounds of " Read more...

Ohio No-Fault Divorce

No-fault divorce in Ohio works very similarly to a fault divorce in that most of the procedures are the same. To receive a divorce from someone living in Read more...

Kentucky No-Fault Divorce

Kentucky is a no-fault divorce state, however, a divorce is not granted until the couple has lived apart for at least 60 days prior to the filing for Read more...

Indiana No-Fault Divorce

Indiana offers both fault and no-fault divorces. A fault divorce places blame on either party, and can only be considered if one spouse believes that Read more...

Georgia No-Fault Divorce

In the state of Georgia there are 13 grounds for divorce. One of these is "irretrievably broken [marriage]", or the no-fault ground.  To Read more...

How to Appoint a Will Executor

One reason to have a Will is that you get to name someone who will carry out your wishes after your death. The familiar term for this person is `executor,` Read more...

How to Apply for a U.S. Passport

To learn more about applying for a U.S. Passport, please click here.  Read more...

How to Access a Tenant's Apartment - Notice to Enter

A landlord may need to enter a tenant's apartment for a variety of reasons, and will usually need to provide a signed Notice to Enter as a way of Read more...

Gathering Evidence for a Personal Injury Case

After an accident or injury, it is important to collect the proper evidence in the event you wish to pursue a personal injury case. Make sure you take Read more...

Forms for Hiring Employees or Contractors

If you own your own business or work in human resources, you know that hiring employees requires a lot of paperwork. To learn more, please click here. Read more...

Firing Your Lawyer

One thing people often fail to realize is that they can fire their lawyer. You can. Here's how.  To learn more, please click here.  Read more...

Filing Charges of Job Discrimination

To file a charge of discrimination, you can visit the EEOC office in person or submit it in the mail.  Visit their website to find office locations. Read more...