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  • Registration

    1. Why do I need to register?
    To help safeguard all confidential client information, you are required to register and login to enter the MyLegalAffairs™ safe and secure client portal. You can register and start answering questions in the questionnaire without making payment until you are finished.


    2. How do I register?
    Simply click the Save/Purchase button within the web browser where you are assembling your document. Then you will be prompted to register, if you are a new client. Registration requires your name, telephone, e-mail address, mailing address, and for you to create a private username and password.

    3. What if I forgot my password?
    Not a problem. Click the “Forgot Username or Password?” located on the MyLegalAffairs™ client portal login page, and the username and password you used to register for MyLegalAffairs™will be emailed to you.

    4. How do I change my password?
    When logged in to MyLegalAffairs™ safe and secure client portal, click on the “My Account” tab and verify all of your contact information is correct. Under the “Update” button you will see a blue “Click here” to change your password link, then you will be prompted to enter your old password and new password to change it.

    5. I’m not a resident of Illinois. Can I still get my documents and legal services through you?
    It depends. You are welcome to purchase and/or download and utilize free documents offered on the client portal site. However, the key benefit of using the documents from this site is that they are offered with legal guidance and I can only provide legal advice to a resident of or authorized to do business in the State of Illinois. The exception is for IP documents that concern Trademarks and Copyrights. You can use the IP documents and receive my limited guidance, regardless of where you are physically located (including if you are not located in the U.S. but transact business inside the U.S.). The reason is much of IP law has federal jurisdiction, so a lawyer can be licensed in any state and perform IP work for any client in any other state.

  • How do I complete my forms online?

    There is an easy to follow 3 Step Process:


    1. Register and Choose a Service – Choose a document or legal service and enter your information in the Online questionnaire. Register with your name and email address (this creates an account for you and enables you to save your data in the online questionnaire). Choose a document or legal service and enter your information in the Online questionnaire. Access your secure MyLegalAffairs™ page every time you sign in, with your email address and password. Continue to complete your questionnaire.


    2. Purchase the legal service when you are ready. Submit your Questionnaire to me.


    3. Attorney Review – I review your questionnaire and create your documents and forms. Documents are returned to you through your MyLegalAffairs™ ready for signature and execution, or when appropriate, for filing in court.

  • How are legal documents created?

    Your documents are created with the help of our intelligent document automation technology, which asks you a series of easy-to-answer questions that tailor themselves to your circumstances. Each question is accompanied with explanatory notes designed to provide you with the information needed to answer the question correctly. The use of this document automation technology enables my law firm to keep legal fees low. Traditional law firms generating documents using “cut and paste” methods results in higher costs and higher legal fees.

    The information you enter will be stored securely online, allowing you to access and complete the questionnaire at any time. Once your document is created, I will be auto assigned your matter for further review and analysis.

  • Which Web browser do I need?

    The minimum browser requirements for creating documents on the Web site are Internet Explorer version 6.0 and above, Firefox version 2.0 and above, Chrome, or Safari. You can assemble documents and legal forms using Rapidocs on a Windows, Macintosh, or Linux computer.

  • Is the client portal website mobile friendly?

    At this time the client portal website is mobile friendly but not for most small cell phone mobile devices (pages do not auto re-size etc.) so it is recommended to use a non- cell phone mobile device to login, view and/or complete forms so that the pages are not distorted.

  • I don't understand what a question means or is referring to?

    Most questions are accompanied by explanatory notes designed to provide you with the information needed to answer the question correctly. A small “?” (question mark) icon by any question indicates that there is explanatory text to help you answer a question. Click on the “?” to see the help text; click on the “?” again to close the help text pop up box.

  • I have a red asterisk next to a question group after completing my document. What does this mean?

    If you have a red asterisk next to a question group, this shows that you have missed answering a question. Double click on the question group to view and complete any unanswered questions. Questions specifically listed as “optional”, or that have help text indicating the question may be skipped or left blank, can remain unanswered. Otherwise, complete required questions to ensure the accuracy of your document.

  • What happens when you review and complete my document(s)?

    You will receive an email advising you that your document is complete. The email will either have an attachment with the finished document, or the completed document or form will be uploaded to your secure MyLegalAffairs™ page where you can download it.

  • How do I print my document(s)?

    Once you have logged into your MyLegalAffairs™ you will see a list of completed documents under the Document tab. Click on the assembled document directly and you can print a copy. You can also export the document to your desktop in MS Word or PDF and print the document from your local printer.

  • My Account, Types of Services, Tell me more!

    My account: Contains the personal details you entered when you registered with my law firm (PLC, Ltd). From this section of the site you are able to view and/or amend any of these details.

    My services: Contains an overview of services you have access to.

    Summary: An overview of document templates, (you have accessed), documents in progress, documents with me for approval, and those already approved by me.

    My templates: Here you can start to create new legal documents based on the legal templates you have selected.

  • Website Safety and Security. Is the Client Portal website secure?

    The client portal website uses the same level of protection and security that is used by banks and required by national insurance companies. Through the secure, state-of-the-art hosting facilities, clients receive the highest data protection commercially available.

    An integrated system is provided that allows authorized parties in and keeps everyone else out through the use of:

    • Firewalls to prevent unauthorized access;
    • SSL encryption to keep documents secure;
    • U.S. government-standard 128-bit AES encryption;
    • Site certificates to verify server identities;
    • Secure IDs to verify user identity;
    • Windows security to keep network logins locked up;
    • Intrusion protection against login attempt and unauthorized transmissions; and Off-site data storage.
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