Legal Contracts For Your Site
When you start a hosting company, there are some online legal contracts that you'll have to draw up. There are two ways to go about doing this. You can hire a lawyer to work with you and your ideals, or you can go the automated route.
Contract Apps Explained
There are a few websites available that are solely dedicated to helping you craft legal documents. These sites make the legal process of creating contracts (and other site words) simpler by automating the whole thing from start to finish. Some sites already include a bank of contracts that are run-of-the-mill. You simply choose the contract you want, pay, and off you go.
Other sites feature contracts that are a bit more personable. These sites tend to offer online legal documents that are easy to read, are written clearly, and come with some easily changeable features. Here are some of the top contract sites that you can check out if you want to go the automated/app route.
A Few Good Legal Contract Sites
Shake: I came across this iPhone app, and I have to say that it's impressive. Shake aims to let you “create, sign, and send” legal docs from your phone. Using this app, you can have a legal text drawn up in no time. Shake is free to use, and the app includes pre-made documents for all kinds of businesses. There's also an option to create your own document using Shake too. This one gets two thumbs up from me.
Law Depot: the name of this site pretty much sums it all up. Law Depot is a depository of legal documents. You visit the site, choose a document, pay for that document, and you are on your way.
Legal Zoom: similar to Law Depot, Legal Zoom offers you free online legal contracts that you can choose and send in seconds.
Just how binding are the contracts that you can get from these sites?
Legal Contracts For Your Site: Apps VS. Lawyer
If you run a highly specialized site or require a specialized document, you will need to hire a lawyer. A lawyer can add some things to your contract that standard contracts don't include. Then again, the Shake app is a pretty good way to go if you want to create your own document.
So, which do you choose? My suggestion is to read through what these sites offer, speak with a lawyer, and try to see which one makes the most sense. With so many automated options, it's really easy to get a legal document that works without a lot of headaches.
Questions? Comments? Which legal document sites have you tried? Leave me a note below.