What Are Document Preparation Services?

Mar 22, 2016

Document Preparation ServicesIf you are about to purchase or refinance a piece of real estate, you will need legal documents prepared. An attorney can prepare them for you, or you can have them prepared by a Document Preparation Service.

Exactly What are Document Preparation Services?

A Document Preparation Service can prepare the same legal documents that the attorney would, but for far less money. Because the Document Preparation Services does only one thing, preparing documents, they are not required to have the broad knowledge of the law that an attorney must. They only need to have knowledge of the particular legal forms that they prepare. In this case, we are talking about real estate transactions.

What do Document Preparation Services Do?

Basically, most of the real estate legal documents are the same. The only things that change are the buyer, seller, address, legal description, date, etc. Ninety-nine percent of the documents are the same from one transaction to the next. It is a matter of fill-in-the-blanks. Of course, you need those blanks filled in correctly, and that is our specialty. We make sure that you have the correct documents and that they are filled in correctly. This is the specialty of our trained document preparers.

Don’t I Need an Attorney for That?

Abraham Lincoln said “he who represents himself has a fool for a client”. Who was Abe Lincoln, besides the 16th president of the United States? He was a lawyer. Of course, if you are talking about representing yourself in court, I would have to agree with Abe. For completing a few real estate documents in an uncontested purchase, sale, or refinance, use a Document Preparation Service that specializes in just that.

At Beaches Title Services, we have a document preparation department that specializes in residential and commercial real estate. We have access to legal counsel if it should be necessary. We can take your real estate transaction from conception through the closing. Call Beach Title Services at 904-493-5700 or contact us through our website, Beaches Title Services.