Legal Forms and Kits – initial thoughts…

Michael CarabashAs a lawyer, I’m a bit biased towardspeople relying solely on legal form kits to protect their rights and promote their interests. I could be wrong here (and I’ll be the first to admit) because I haven’t done my due diligence as to what kinds of services are available. But it’s worth voicing my concerns from the get go. For starters, who drafted the legal forms? According to which laws? Are they constantly updated (as laws do change)? Are they drafted the way you want them to be? Also bear in mind that there are always two sides to every agreement and the language in the agreement is negotiated to reflect that. So if you want the language to be clear and precise (because it would be in his or her favour) but your spouse wants the language to be vague and wishy-washy (because it would be in his or her favour), then how could a kit reflect that? While drafting your own agreement is a good start, I would recommend that you go to Dynamic Legal Forms to find a Toronto or Ottawa lawyer to assist you once you’ve decided what kind of agreement you need. Remember, an ounce of prevention will ultimately save you a pound of pain…

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