Author Archive for Donna Vangury

Understanding the services you request

Understand the services you request to ensure you are not creating a bigger issue. For example – a Customer thought that he could prepare a quit claim deed to transfer the property of his deceased Mother. He had filed the appropriate documents with the court, and was also in the process of closing out the probate, however as of this time, he has not transferred the property out of the estate.

Filing a quit claim on the property could lead to title issues when, and if, he attempts to sell the property and could also require the “reopening” of a probate case just to transfer the property. When unsure of the documents required, it’s advisable to seek legal advice. I cannot tell you what documents you need, however I will do my best to ensure the request you are asking will correctly facilitate your ultimate mission.

Work with a Certified Legal Document Preparer

Verify that you are working with a Certified Legal Document preparer prior to paying for documents to be completed for you.

A customer paid what appears to be a self-proclaimed “Paralegal” to complete a divorce with children for her.  She thought she was saving some money – paid the $300.00. However, 6 months later she is still trying to get her dissolution approved by the court and the self-proclaimed paralegal is nowhere to be found…We will assist this customer in getting her final decree approved by the court.

All documents prepared by a Certified Legal Document preparer should include their name and certification number on the forms.