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LegalMatch review

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Get legal advice or find a lawyer in your area.

LegalMatch will use your case information to help you find a lawyer that specializes in the specific real estate niche with which you need help.

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Pros

  • Access to a database of pre-screened, licensed lawyers
  • User-friendly online law library
  • No fees to present your case

Cons

  • Watch out for lawyers with negative complaints
  • Your case can be rejected by lawyers without any contact

What is LegalMatch?

LegalMatch is a site that can help you find a lawyer in your area with the expertise to take on your specific case.

LegalMatch is not a referral service — it won’t choose a lawyer for you. Instead, you post your case information and lawyers who specialize in the area you need can contact you. You’ll be able to see reviews, practice areas and legal experience for each lawyer interested in your case.

How long does it take to get a lawyer?

You’ll generally get responses within 1-3 business days of posting your case.

After you find lawyers interested in your case, how long it takes to make a choice depends on you and the lawyers you interview. You can schedule an initial conversation over the phone or in person, depending on your needs and your potential lawyer’s process.

You can get a lawyer in as little as a couple of days, though it may take longer if you plan to schedule initial consultations with multiple lawyers before choosing one.

What areas of law can I get help with?

LegalMatch can match you with lawyers that specialize in all legal areas of real estate, including:

  • Bankruptcy and finances
  • Business
  • Criminal defense
  • Employment
  • Family
  • Government
  • Immigration
  • Intellectual property
  • Personal injury
  • Products and services
  • Real estate
  • Wills, trusts and estates

What does it cost?

LegalMatch doesn’t charge anything for its services. But any lawyer you find through the site likely will charge you, and those fees are set by each individual lawyer or their firm and will vary.

LegalMatch displays fees that you can expect to pay with each lawyer, but it’s also a good idea to ask any potential lawyer about the cost of service during your initial consultation.

Features and benefits of LegalMatch

The site offers a number of additional features, including:

  • Online law library. LegalMatch has a fairly large online library that provides important information on many types of law.
  • Clear pay structure. Lawyers are required to include their pay structure when responding to potential clients, that way there are no costly surprises.
  • Legal center. LegalMatch offers a comprehensive guide full of links to helpful resources such as sites with legal advice, forums, a legal dictionary and more.
  • LegalMatch blog. The site publishes helpful articles related to different aspects of law on its blog.

Can I trust the lawyers I’m matched with?

Only licensed lawyers with a good reputation are accepted into the LegalMatch program. And LegalMatch is endorsed by bar associations in several states, including Texas, North Carolina and South Carolina. It’s also accredited by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) with an A+ rating.

But it’s still up to you to vet any lawyer you’re interested in. Google any lawyers you’re considering hiring to find out what past clients have said, and take the time to set up an initial consultation before hiring any lawyer.

What to watch out for

In our research there weren’t too many complaints from users of the site. However, we did find some lawyers who have had a negative experience with LegalMatch. Most complaints from lawyers involved unsolicited emails and phone calls advertising LegalMatch’s services.

Some of these unsolicited emails contained examples of charges filed against individuals and their location. If the examples were real, that could be a privacy concern though no names were used in the examples.

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Who would benefit from LegalMatch services?

If you need legal advice and don’t currently have a lawyer, or you have a lawyer you’re unhappy with, you can benefit from using LegalMatch. But keep in mind that the site just matches you with lawyers in your area who can take your case. It won’t choose the right lawyer for you.

How LegalMatch works

You can get help on LegalMatch by signing up, presenting your case and finding a lawyer.

  1. Present your case. It takes about 20 minutes to fill out all of the required information.
  2. Wait for responses. Lawyers in your area will be notified of your case. In about 1-3 business days you will start to get responses from different lawyers in your area.
  3. Compare lawyers. You can view and compare the lawyers’ profiles to determine which lawyer is best suited for your specific needs.
  4. Choose a lawyer. Once you select a lawyer, you cab meet with them for consultations and to discuss the details of your case more in-depth.

As you can see, the process is quick and simple and will save you a lot of time. It’s a much faster alternative to researching each lawyer individually, making phone calls and scheduling consultations.

Bottom line

LegalMatch is one service that can help you find a lawyer for your case — but it’s not your only option. If you’re on the fence about whether or not it’s the right choice for you, compare other options for legal advice before signing up.

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10 Comments

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    Andrew
    April 26, 2018

    I bought a cabin in North Carolina 10 years ago. The property is appraised below at or below market value. I want to sell but the other owner does not want to because of the costs involved. Her adult daughter would like to assume our share of the property so we can be clear of monthly payments but I am still ultimately responsible for the deed and mortgage . She suggested that I quick claim deed to her daughter. However as much as I trust her daughter I suspect that I will still be ultimately responsible for the deed and the mortgage. Is it better for me to do a land contract to protect myself? Or do you have any other ideas ?

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      Rich
      April 26, 2018

      Hello Andrew.

      Thanks for posting on Finder.

      A Deed of Conveyance could be the best route in your situation. One example of a Deed of Conveyance is a Quit Claim Deed which is often used to drop a name from a property title. This is executed by the property owner, leaving the deed and title to the remaining owners of the property, who wishes to remain on the title. There are several steps needed to execute a Deed of Conveyance. First, you need an agreement on property ownership interest, then obtain a copy of your title deed, execution of the quit claim statement, submit the quit claim statement and obtain a copy for yourself of the quit claim deed.

      You may want to consult to a lawyer on how to go about the steps in greater detail. Visit LegalMatch to get a free consultation with a lawyer.

      Hope this helps.

      All the best,

      Rich

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    David
    July 24, 2017

    I played off my home some time in 2003 and I was a single parent of two children, I had health issues and put the home in my children names which one was a teen and the other was about 5 years old. The way the lawyer did it is he gave me living rights to the property till death. Now I want to take the oldest child off the deed. How do I go about doing so and if I get a lawyer what price range am I look at for the lawyer fee.

    Thank You.

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      Liezl
      July 29, 2017

      Hi David,

      Thanks for reaching out.

      If you wish to remove your child’s name from the deed, assuming he is not a minor, you may draft a quitclaim deed and have it signed by all the title holders i.e. you and your children, transferring title to you and the younger child. However, the child would not be compelled to do this. In a case of involuntary deed removal or the child is minor, the process will be complicated. You might find our guide on this page helpful. Better yet, seek an advice from a lawyer. As for the fees, that will actually depend on the extent of job and lawyer’s billing rate. You might find some information on this by clicking the “Go to Site” button above.

      Kind regards,
      Liezl

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    Ricky
    June 5, 2017

    My girlfriend and I bought some property about six years ago. We have recently paid it off, and recorded the deed in our names. Unfortunately the deed has our last names being the same, but we have different last names. How can this be fixed

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      Anndy
      July 6, 2017

      Hi Ricky,

      Thanks for your question.

      Generally, if there are minor mistakes in the deed, you can execute a corrective deed. Such mistakes include misspelled names, incomplete names or omission of marital status and other information. This may or may not apply to you.

      You may want to contact a lawyer who can give you expert advice on the best course of action for your situation. If you want to contact LegalMatch, just click the “go to site” button above.

      Cheers,
      Anndy

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    Lisa
    May 26, 2017

    Hi
    I need a lawyer, I bought a apartment last year, i added my boyfriend name on, but I paid for the everything even the load, can I remove his name out of ownership now? How much it will cost ? Thank you

    Lisa

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      May
      July 7, 2017

      Hi Lisa,

      Thanks for reaching out.

      If you need a lawyer recommended by LegalMatch, best to click on the ‘Go to site’ button above so you’d be redirected to their main page. Meantime, the cost of removing someone’s name from the title would vary depending on your location, an attorney can best advise of the possible fees that may be involved in the process.

      Cheers,
      May

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    carolyn
    April 18, 2017

    HOW CAN I HAVE MY DAUGHTERS NAME TAKEN OFF OF MY HOME AND MY RENTAL HOUSE.I HAVE NOT BEEN TO THE COURTHOUSE AND HAD HER NAME ADDED TO IT BUT HER NAME SHOWS AS RECEIVING THE PROPERTY AFTER I AND A FRIEND HAVE DIED.

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      Arnold
      July 25, 2017

      Hi Carolyn,

      Thanks for your inquiry.

      Your daughter will automatically be the recipient of the properties since she is your legitimate heir.

      Eliminating the ownership rights of those listed on a property deed typically involves removing the names from the deed and from the title. Because some types of property are better suited to specific deeds of conveyance, this process requires knowing more about the type of property you’re discussing.
      A deed of conveyance — such as a quitclaim or warranty deed — is the most common way to remove a name from the property deed. A deed of conveyance is usually completed by the property owner leaving the deed and title to the remaining owners of the property, who intend to remain on the title. Removing a name from the property deed requires five steps.

      1. Discuss property ownership interests.
      2. Access a copy of your title deed.
      3. Complete, review and sign the quitclaim or warranty form.
      4. Submit the quitclaim or warranty form.
      5. Request a certified copy of your quitclaim or warranty deed.

      If the process is too complicated, simply get an expert opinion, use LegalMatch to consult with a lawyer today for free. LegalMatch quickly matches you with the right real estate lawyer to help you go through the process step by step.

      Hope this information helped.

      Cheers,
      Arnold

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