We will talk about LDP or Legal Document Preparer or Legal Document Preparation for the purpose of this article. Also, this can be referred as LDA or Legal Document Assistant which means the same thing almost. Truth is that, LDA is a person who has the education as well as the training to prepare the documents and is usually licensed by the state. What LDP can or can’t do is going to depend on the state which they’re in operation. Believe it or not, their State Bars ceased LDAs from assisting people in some states.
LDPs are not offering any legal service but, they can be a big help in filling out sheriff’s legal forms or court forms perhaps. There are some instances too that LDPs are processing court researches, servers or even court runners while occasionally filing or serving your documents.
LDPs don’t and can’t offer legal advice to people and most won’t even give you direct opinion as that may be too close to be considered as unauthorized practice of law. Usually, LDPs won’t be selecting the forms for you but instead, they can refer you to a pre-printed flyers and brochures with the same info that an online search will show.
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When you are at the court’s clerk window, it’s almost the same thing when LDPs are. Neither of them provides legal advice but both can provide information on where you can learn, what to do and you can come back and tell them what you wish to do. Most of the time, they’ll tell you when you’re filling out something wrong but still, they can’t give you legal advice.
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Depending on the state where you live, there are people who are employing LDPs for DIY divorce, lawsuits, unlawful detainer, wills, bankruptcies, judgment enforcement and a number of other tasks to which a person needs assistance to legal forms. The major benefit for using document preparation assistant is that they can be a big help in saving money. If there aren’t any complications and you know what you’re doing, and your needs are basic, you can surely benefit from using LDP.
In several other states where lawyers are taking few judgment recovery cases for contingency and collection agencies are charging too much as percentage and upfront, and/or judgment enforcers have become too picky or been put out of business by the state bars or even where there’s small claims judgments that can’t be assigned, a legal document assistant can be your solution in trying to get the judgments recovered. On the other hand, to prevent future problems to arise, you have to be careful on which you are going to hire to help you in doing document preparation.