Rocket Lawyer is an online legal service that makes legal matters simple for aspiring entrepreneurs, current business owners, and everyday people who want peace of mind to know that they’ve got a resource they can count on — with a couple clicks.
In this Rocket Lawyer review I’m going to talk about the two big services that they offer to make your legal life easier.
Although the concept might be a little foreign and unconventional to traditional legal methods, don’t underestimate its power and the value it can add to your business and life. They built their business on making people’s life easier. 20 million+ people to be exact.
But in this Rocket Lawyer review, we’re going to talk about the only thing that matters.
Is Rocket Lawyer actually right for you?
For most people, legal issues stand firmly at the top of the list when talking about major fears. For me, it’s right up there with spiders and heights.
The possibility of messing something up with the legal aspects of your life or business is very intimidating, but making sure it’s done correctly can be extremely expensive.
A legal document from a lawyer filled in = $300 – $1,000+
Lawyer hourly billing = $150 – $350+
Ouch, right? When was the last time you needed legal help for something related to your business or life in general?
These are just a few of the legal aspects you have to take care of day to day. There are likely many more that you may not be thinking about right now, but will come up eventually.
Although you may not need help on a constant basis, taking care of legal issues is a very dangerous task without either ‘coughing-up-the-cash’ or trying to do it yourself.
That’s where Rocket Lawyer comes in.
The Rocket Lawyer membership is a full suite of resources that simplify legal for you. Let’s dive in to each of it’s features:
If you’re reading this Rocket Lawyer review, you’re probably the kind of person who needs legal documents from time to time. It may be an NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement) to protect your business’ trade secrets, a Will to take care your family in case something were to happen to you, or a Joint Venture Agreement to bring on some extra firepower in your business.
Here is a screenshot of all the categories in Rocket Lawyer’s document setting. Below the screenshot are direct links I’ve added so you can take a look at the documents in each category quickly.
It’s easy to see that there is no shortage of documents at your disposal. All customizable and legally binding. No tech skills necessary.
In the screenshot below, I went through the process of creating a business plan through their document builder. Let’s point out a few really cool features:
After you complete the simple questionnaires with your document, Rocket Lawyer will instantly customize your details into a legally binding document. From there you can either sign the document and send an invitation to an additional person to sign (if needed) or you can have it reviewed by a lawyer for free.
This way you’ve got a second eye from someone who knows exactly how to spot mistakes and give you optimal protection. Personally I’ve found this feature to save a tremendous amount of time.
Here’s the feature I’m also very excited about. Being able to ask any legal question at any time and get a response within 24-48 hours from a professional.
So if you’ve got a question like this:
I want my business to work with a local contractor and serve the same customers together. By teaming up, we’ll be able to make more money for the both of us. Thoughts on what my first steps should be?
She (or he) will shoot you a message back and point you in the right direction. It’s as simple as that. Plus, you get unlimited questions answered with your Rocket Lawyer software subscription. Compare that to Avvo.com, a similar service, where you pay $39 per question.
If you need a more hands on approach to your question, read the next feature.
Sometimes things need a little more attention. So if you’re needing some serious help with your legal documents or questions from the built in Q&A feature that will take longer than 30 minutes, you can take advantage of Rocket Lawyers already negotiated rates with professionals to knock your legal issue or task out of the park.
Legal fees discount amount = 40% off
It’s possible that you’ll still have questions. They’ve got you covered. Remember what I said about working with or getting help from a friend? That’s what this is like. All the support options I tried out were useful, quick, and friendly.
Whether you have questions about finding a Rocket Lawyer On Call, incorporation, or anything else, you can send them an email or call their customer service number.
(Note: I had a question a few weeks ago about the LLC I incorporated and called support. It was literally the nicest support call I have ever been on. Don’t be shy, these people are really nice.)
As simple as it gets. At $39.95 per month you’ll get all the features and save hundreds (or thousands) on legal fees while you run your business and go throughout life. (Update: Rocket Lawyer now has a Solo plan that has fewer features, but is a little cheaper)
Considering the fact that it’ll likely end up saving you hundreds to thousands of dollars in legal fees over the next year, it’s a small price to pay.
They have a 7 day free trial that you’ll have access to all of their features for the membership. Please understand that they bill on a monthly basis, not a one time thing. If you’re interested in even one of the features we just reviewed, signing up for free and trying it out is absolutely worth a shot.
The only negative reviews I was able to find online were billing confusion related. The ‘free’ is a free trial, just like Netflix and Amazon Prime and many other online subscriptions offer to let you try out their product. It’s nothing new and they say very clearly that it is a monthly membership. So now you know!
Well, it depends. Typically you’ll spend a couple thousand dollars at a time if you were to get the documents, advice, document reviewing, and other legal necessities if you were to go through a lawyer.
But instead, you can pay less than $40 a month and have all the legal resources you’ll need for your business and life — right at your fingertips. It’s as simple as logging in and making a few clicks.
If you think it might add value to your business, then give it a shot. And if you doesn’t, just cancel it. No strings attached.
If you’re in the process of starting your business, the last thing you need to do is worry about filing the right documents to make it official. The “Oh crap, did I file that” disease takes many great entrepreneurs by storm.
Rather than trying to do it yourself or pay through the nose for an attorney to help you – there’s a better way. Through Rocket Lawyer’s incorporation online service.
It’s a fast and easy way to incorporate your business without the stress of wanting to pull your hair out. Plus, they’ve got an option to where you can incorporate your business for free. Well, not really free, your state will require you to pay an unavoidable small fee. Best part, there’s no catch.
Let’s jump back in. As you can see inside the incorporation dashboard below, it’s just as easy to use as customizing a document. All you have to do is fill in the blanks and follow the steps. (It’s hard to mess that one up!)
(Note: If you just want a DBA (Doing Business As), you can register your DBA here. Same simple service. Just a different page.)
They have an option to incorporate your business for free. So that’s very cool. All you have to do is pay for the state fees that you can’t avoid.
That being said, even the state fees will vary and you will see how much it’ll cost as you’re filing your business or by doing a quick google search online. (It may be a good idea to do that now if you’re curious.)
All you have to do is choose the option to sign-up for the Rocket Lawyer Accelerate Plan free trial instead of the $99.95 incorporation processing fee.
(Note: The Rocket Lawyer Accelerate Plan free trial will expire after 7 days and you will be billed on a monthly basis at $49.95/month. So if you choose that option to avoid the $99.95 incorporation processing fee, you’ll get a registered agent for the next year and avoid paying that upfront processing fee. If you want to cancel the plan, it’s easy. Just follow these steps.)
Ultimately that’s a question you’ll need to answer for yourself. They’ve made an incredibly stressful and tedious process simple and affordable. And even free if you want it to be (before state incorporation fees).
As long as you don’t have multiple partners with different personalities and each have a different idea on how the business should be structured, I’d say incorporating with Rocket Lawyer is a great option. (Again, not legal advice!)
The last thing I’ll mention is that they’ve got an incorporation specialist you can call or send an email to at any stage of your incorporation process. So if you run into trouble or get nervous about something, you’ll have a friendly specialist to help you along the way.
There was no hassle with Rocket Lawyer — they took care of the entire process and made me feel really relaxed, less stressed. – Gary J., Eco Energy Solutions
A friend recommended Rocket Lawyer, and I couldn’t be happier…it was fast, easy, and most importantly, it allowed me to focus on my business while leaving the legal matters to the professionals. – Lisa M., Sosu Ketchup
I must have lucked out when I found Rocket Lawyer. They went above and beyond to help me form my LLC and follow my dreams to help other people. They really make me feel like I’m in good hands. – Michelle Lee