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LAST UPDATED: June 27th, 2019

Standard Legal is a document preparation service and software company that has been in business since 2002. They are based out of Cleveland, Ohio. The company provides forms and software for real estate issues, personal issues such as estates and living wills, and business products. The forms are prepared after making a payment and prepared by the professionals on staff with Standard Legal. Additionally, if you don't have access to a printer, you can have the forms mailed to you in addition to an archived CD.

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The Good

  • Services
  • Great Legal Software
  • Legal Form Creation Process
  • Variety of Legal Forms
  • Prices
  • Money-Back Guarantee
  • Professional Legal Services


Standard Legal provides document and software services for their customers. The software and legal packages were great for businesses that needed continuous access to forms. Standard Legal offers "automatic" forms, where you either used a wizard to complete a form or simply filled out a form yourself on the website.

Great Legal Software

Standard Legal was one of the few companies reviewed that provided software for customers. The software prices are relatively affordable, too. When looking at the prices for living wills and estate issues, the software only cost $39.95. Here are some of the benefits of the software:

Legal Form Creation Process

This is a way to create documents if you need to make contracts or rental agreements for multiple uses.

  • A simple introduction and easily-understood overview is presented for each document.
  • A questionnaire featuring text fields, check boxes, and menus collect all your information.
  • After the questionnaire is finished, final documents are created so that you can save and print.

Variety of Legal Forms

With some of the legal form providers in the industry, the "static" forms that had been drafted by attorneys are typical. With Standard Legal, you get access to "dynamic" forms. Standard Legal has a team of professionals that prepare your forms. Additionally, the legal content of each form is frequently checked and updated by judges, court clerks, and lawyers. Also, the documents created by Standard Legal contain the same resources used in their legal software.


The downloadable legal forms software costs $34.95. While the prices with Standard Legal are a little bit more expensive than the form websites that are listed out there, they offer some pretty good features. Documentation preparation services cost $99.95 and are a great fit for a new small- to large-sized business. When looking at their incorporation documents, here is what is offered:

  • Articles of Incorporation: This document helps get your company going. This tells who can purchase your shares and what price they will be offered at. Additionally, these documents can include a code for your company, deciding how your company will run.
  • Meeting Documents: These forms will help keep meeting notes if your large company has a team of director.
  • Blank Stock Certificates making it easy for your company to get rolling for public trading.

Money-Back Guarantee

In this industry, it can be difficult to find customer assurance in the form of a warranty or a money back guarantee. With Standard Legal, that is not the case. If there is an error that makes a document unacceptable, then the General Counsel for Standard Legal will make changes to the document and deliver them within 24 hours. If Standard Legal does not get the revised documents back within 24 hours, the customer's money will be refunded fully.

Professional Legal Services

There are professional legal services available through Standard Legal. They do have a toll-free number that can help you get in touch with a lawyer in your area.


The Bad

  • Hard to Find Samples

There were a few services that are missing with Standard Legal. There are questions about software updates. Sometimes, the law changes and an older software version might become obsolete. The following are considered to be limitations to the service:

Hard to Find Samples

Standard Legal claims to offer some sample documents via screen capture prior to service, but they're difficult to find on the website. It might be possible that the customer needs to begin the checkout funnel before they can view samples.



The Bottom Line

Standard Legal is a great option for document preparation and software forms services. While the documents are a little bit pricier than the competition, there is a team of real human beings working on your documents. In addition, their money back guarantee makes sure that your documents will be perfect for your court date or legal meeting. Also, it is important that these providers offer a mailing service. For just $9.99, you can get your printed documents, as well as an archival CD, mailed to an address of your choice.

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Tracy F Harrisonburg, VA

DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY! This is advertised as "software" (leading you to believe it's like accounting software). What you get are tons of several different forms in PDF format that you have to figure out how to complete. Little or no customer service (unless you want to pay them another $10 to get the same crappy fake software they sold you the first time).

5 years ago

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R.W.Milyard Sedona, AZ

Old software that has obviously had no updates since inception, and very little ACTUAL customer reviews. Moving around documents is VERY cumbersome, and in many cases you lose your last entries. After many contacts with Standard Legal, it has become very clear that the way they cover the money back guaranty is by sending you another completely different PDF file that still does not do what you want, but covers their so-called guaranty.

7 years ago