Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. I do quite a bit of family law document preparation. This area of the law is very personal, and it is a privilege to assist people prepare documents in these areas. I am privileged to have the trust of my clients to do the documents correctly and completely.
Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. Don't assume the lowest price is the best way to go. If the price seems high, ask why. Sometimes it's worth paying a little more. Conversely, don't assume the highest price automatically equals the best person for the job, either.
Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?
A. Ask about years of experience; education; and background! ANYONE can call himself or herself a legal document preparer, but can they back up their claims? Ask for references!
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. I am not a "typing" service. I care about you. I care about your case and your documents! Many services use the same forms I use because they are issued by the Florida Supreme Court, but do not ensure that they are clean and correct (no typos, etc.). It's appalling at some of the work I have seen the competition put out there.
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. I enjoy empowering people to navigate the legal system on their own without fear or intimidation, because the documents needed are usually complex and difficult to complete.
Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A. "How long does the process take"? Unfortunately, every case is different and there are many variables. We can usually give an estimated timeframe based on past experience, but your case is unique.
Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?
A. Legal document preparers CANNOT give legal advice and cannot refer to themselves as paralegals, unless they are working under the supervision of an attorney! Also, not everyone is an expert in documents needed in every area of the law. Please be wary of those who try to do too much just to make money.
Q. Tell us about a recent job you did that you are particularly proud of.
A. I recently helped a customer with paperwork needed to obtain a social security card and a work permit while her immigration papers were under review. When the customer received the approval, she called me crying to say that I had changed her life because she can provide for her family by working. It was an awe-inspiring moment.
Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?
A. I am always reading update articles and doing research in various areas of the law. I also have close contact with several attorneys and meet with them frequently to discuss updates in the law. While I cannot give legal advice as a document preparer, I do also support attorneys as a Paralegal and Trial Assistant on an assignment-by-assignment basis.
Q. What is your greatest strength?
A. I put my customers' needs first. Your case is MY case, too! I want your documents to be perfect!
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