Friday, March 28, 2008

Frugal Friday - Free Legal Forms

Many public libraries offer free, to card carrying members, various legal forms. Official, State Specific, Federal, Business, Personal, Real Estate and General forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues, are available. All you need is a library card - and a library that subscribes to this service.

They do post a disclaimer that if you have SERIOUS legal problems or situations that are not normal (ie. you have an estate worth millions of dollars that you plan on leaving to some obscure charity rather than your 2 ex-wives, 3 step-children and your dog) – that you ought to consult an attorney.

But if you have a regular run of the mill situation, these forms may work for you. So if you have on-line access to your library check and see if they have Thomson Gale legal forms.

If you need help with filing for bankruptcy or divorce (hopefully not!) or want to legally change your name, write up your Last Will and Testament or give someone Power of Attorney – forms are available.

There are also sample letters you can print out – letters to enroll in COBRA, to request that your name be removed from mailing lists, to request a credit report of a minor, to request that your tenant vacate your property etc.

Tax forms are also available.

For more Frugal Friday tips - head on over to Biblical Womanhood.


Michele said...

I will look into this! Thank you! :)