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02/14/2012CATEGORY: Misc (Forms, News, etc.)
/ Business Insider
In the digital age, it's not just our worldly possessions that will be squabbled over after we're gone. Our computers, smartphones and tablets have amassed a virtual treasure trove of some of our most valued belongings: A lifetime of photos, social media profiles, music collections and financial accounts, to name a few.

Leaving those things out in the ether without a clear more...

09/16/2011CATEGORY: Misc (Forms, News, etc.)
LegalZoom hopes to change the legal industry by offering subscriptions for unlimited attorney consultations. It's the latest alternative to a traditional law firm model many young companies simply can't afford.   LegalZoom first deviated from the traditional law firm model a decade ago when it introduced online legal document services. Now the company is breaking even more...
08/22/2011CATEGORY: Misc (Forms, News, etc.)
/ The Wall Street Journal

August 21, 2011 —

The job market is not looking bright for Americans of all walks of life, even Ivy League college graduates and those with advanced degrees. For example, a new wave of law school graduates has just taken state bar examinations, which they must pass to obtain a license to practice law. more...
07/26/2011CATEGORY: Misc (Forms, News, etc.)

NEW YORK, July 26 (Reuters Breakingviews) - Lawyers look awfully petty suing U.S. self-help website LegalZoom. They claim the site, co-founded by O.J. Simpson defense attorney Robert Shapiro, practices law without a license. But their real beef may be that it's a lot cheaper and easier to use than they are. If lawyers have a legitimate case against the online provider of more...

05/06/2010CATEGORY: Estate Planning
/ TheStreet
03/12/2010CATEGORY: Misc (Forms, News, etc.)
/ The Washington Post

The United States stands largely alone in advanced-market democracies in drastically restricting where and how people can get help with their legal problems. In all states, under rules created by bar associations and state supreme courts, only people with law degrees and who are admitted to the state bar can provide legal advice and services of any kind.

In more...

08/22/2009CATEGORY: Business Formations
/ New York Times

Accidental or by design, entrepreneurship is on the rise again this year., the online legal document service, says the number of new businesses it helped to form was up 10 percent in the first half of the year, compared with the period a year earlier.

LegalZoom's top five areas of incorporation are real estate, consulting, Internet (including more...

08/15/2009CATEGORY: Estate Planning

The credibility of the documents is paramount to LegalZoom. That is why Lee and Liu approached high-profile attorney Robert Shapiro when they were starting up the company. He agreed to get on board with them, helped co-found the company and Liu explains, "Mr. Shapiro is still involved, still a trusted advisor for us."

07/14/2009CATEGORY: Estate Planning
/ Los Angeles Times

Rampenthal sells online wills. And as general counsel of, he noticed a sharp uptick in demand when model Anna Nicole Smith died in 2007, triggering a messy battle over her estate.

"All that publicity reminded people they should have an up-to-date will," he said.

The same could happen as Jackson's estate gets sorted out. Experts in the more...

07/07/2009CATEGORY: Estate Planning
/ ABC 7

ABC consumer specialist Ric Romero speaks with Legalzoom Co-Founder Robert Shapiro about the differences between a will and a living trust.