LegalZoom is one of the most recognized and well know online legal services around. Even Forbes called them:
One of the best 10 digital tools for entrepreneurs in 2012.
That being said, there’s no question that they have some serious firepower. But at the end of the day, there’s only one question that really matters to you right now.
Is LegalZoom (+10) actually right for you?
To help you answer that question, I’ve pulled together 32 reviews on LegalZoom from around the web by actual customers (good and bad) to help you make your decision. Whether you’re a future business owner looking to incorporate your business or just wanting to take care of a few legal things for your family, LegalZoom may or may not be the right service for you.
Let’s dive in! (Please note that this article is for information purposes only and in no way legal advice!)
If you’re looking to file your business online through LegalZoom’s incorporation service, I highly recommend you check out my personal review on LegalZoom’s LLC service.
Although the review is geared specifically to people looking to file an LLC, the services and processes are very similar to when you would get a DBA, S-Corp, C-Corp, or Non-Profit. So at the end of the day, the quality of the services will be the same.
Company formation, trademarks, and nearly all legal documents. I know one founder who used this service (LegalZoom) to incorporate his tech start-up, which is now worth more than $200 million. – Tim Ferriss (Author of The 4-Hour Workweek)
As you can see, the LegalZoom reviews online are pretty inconsistent. Some are great, some are terrible. From my personal experience with incorporating and filing a trademark, I didn’t have a problem.
At the end of the day, working with LegalZoom is 100% up to you. If the reviews make you a little nervous and would like a LegalZoom alternative, Rocket Lawyer is really worth looking into. Their website and customer service are significantly more user friendly, so getting a ‘bad rep’ will not likely be a problem.
If you’d like to give LegalZoom a shot, you can take care of your legal needs by visiting their website.
When you start your business or simplify your legal life with LegalZoom through our partner link, we’ll donate a portion of all our revenue to classrooms in need through DonorsChoose.org. So far we’ve helped thousands of students get a more enriching education. (See our impact here)
Our impact has been made possible by our partnership with LegalZoom, and we’re extremely excited to help even more students as we carry out our mission to support children’s education.
However, do NOT use LegalZoom if your gut is telling you not to. We’ll be making a difference, but not at your discomfort. Thanks for your support and may the force be with you!