Legal Docs By Me Inc. Franchise

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Detailed Information

Capital Required
$188,000 - $247,800

Liquid Capital

Financing Assistance
Available Via Third Party

Training and Support

CEO Name
Ronald Caporale

Company Owned Units



Not all legal matters require an attorney.

In its March 1991 issue, the American Bar Association Journal reported a study in which it was estimated that consumers can save more than $1.3 billion annually by representing themselves in just four routine legal transactions: uncontested divorce, wills, bankruptcies, and incorporations.

Legal Docs By ME is a storefront legal document service opportunity that is now being offered for the first time in the states of Nevada and Florida.

Our model was developed by the entrepreneurial couple who created the legal document storefront industry over 25 years ago when their prior company, We The People, grew to over 200 locations in 37 states.

As validated by Bill Lockyer, former Attorney General for the State of California, "their mission is simple: as an alternative to lawyers, they serve people who need documents completed for uncontested legal matters, but don't know how or want to navigate through the legal system, They usually are lacking either the resources or desire to hire an attorney."

This franchise opportunity includes no accounts receivable, a suggested minimum staffing of two people who will meet with customers requiring a variety of legal services including Divorce, Living Trusts, Wills, Incorporations, LLC's, Probate, Real Estate Title Transfers, to name a few....

The Company's centralized Processing Center prepares the documents from information provided by the customer. The store files the documents at the Court or Recorder's Office freeing the customer from enduring that stressful experience. The customers are charged a flat fee which is a small fraction (often less than 10%) of what an attorney might charge for similar document preparation.

Other than a caring attitude to assist people and an interest in legal processes, no legal experience is required.

A franchise fee of $99,500 will include an exclusive territory, training, assistance in site selection and office set-up, a marketing plan, and on-going support from the Franchisor.

Following an initial telephone interview, a one-on-one meeting would be held at the Company's main offices in California.

Why Choose Us?

The simple truth is that lawyers are not necessary for many legal services. A growing number of Americans are choosing to represent themselves in legal matters. In California, for instance, more than 50 percent of bankruptcies and 60 percent of divorces are now filed without an attorney. The founders of Legal Docs by ME have completed the paperwork for more than 13,000 Living Trust/Wills and 38,000 Divorces - more than any single law firm in the United States. For prices as much as 90 percent less than lawyer fees, customers who don't require the advice of an attorney can get help with more than 50 kinds of legal documents.

Five years ago, customer enthusiasm fueled the launch of Legal Docs by ME, Inc. As a franchise, our experience and training will empower our franchisees to help their customers navigate the complex and daunting task of legal documents for a fraction of what attorneys charge.

Ideal Candidate

A prospective franchisee for Legal Docs by ME, Inc. should possess a caring attitude for people, some of whom might be in stressful situations, like a divorce or medical emergency. Although no legal background is required, they should have a comfort with legal terms and how to communicate those legal terms in simple language to their customers. The Franchisee needs to support individuals who have the desire and courage to take charge of their own legal affairs, and use their training and expertise in the preparation of legal documents, to enhance the lives of others.

Training And Support

  • We will work with you to designate an exclusive territory for your Legal DOCS by ME franchise.
  • We will provide to you our Operations Manual, which includes our standards, specifications methods, procedures, and other information necessary to the operation of your Legal DOCS by ME franchise
  • The initial training will consist of 50 hours over a five day period located at the Company’s headquarters in the Palm Desert, CA retail store. Topics covered include an overview and history of the Legal Document Preparation Industry, Site Selection and Office Design, Customer Relations, Sales and Marketing, and Products and Services.
  • Although selected employees might be occasional contributors, the main instructors will be Ira Distenfield, Linda Distenfield, and Creig Dolge, our Affiliate’s Senior Vice President, Processing and Training Director with 30 years of industry experience. We will provide all the necessary instructional materials.
  • Ongoing support and training is also available.
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