Legal Do-It-Yourself Sites Are "No Match for a Pro" according to Consumer Reports

With do-it-yourself lawyering, as with many things, you get what you pay for. Yes, legal websites that allow you to create your own will and other legal documents charge you less than what you would pay to hire an attorney. But, as Consumer Reports magazine discusses in its August issue, many consumers are better off consulting a lawyer.

Where do consumers start when a legal need is more complex than one might have thought, or there is a desire to preserve one's rights and prevent disputes? LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubbell® extensively studies behavior around how consumers approach legal issues and what we've found is there's a lot of uncertainty about taking the right steps to find a lawyer. Far outside their personal comfort zone, many don't know where to turn to first. People don't generally think about legal issues very often ... that is, until a situation develops where they must find legal answers fast.

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