Frequently Asked Questions
What kinds of cases can I handle on my own through Legalfy It?
Legalfy It currently offers services for Do-It-Yourself Kinship Guardianship and Divorce cases. If you have a different kind of case, you can always choose to schedule an appointment with a lawyer.
How does Legalfy It work?
Legalfy It offers four options to suit your needs. Free Forms. Select this option if you want to access the free forms provided by the Supreme Court of the State of New Mexico. You will be directed to the court’s website to download the forms that you need. You will fill out the forms and represent yourself. Short and Sweet Package. Select this option to easily answer questions and have Legalfy It fill out the forms for you! Under this option, an attorney will review the forms and consult with you for up to 30-minutes to guide you. You still represent yourself but the forms are filled out for you, reviewed by an attorney and you get an opportunity to ask questions and discuss with an attorney. Take a Little Time Package. Select this option to easily answer questions and have Legalfy It fill out the forms for you! Under this option, an attorney will review the forms and consult with you for up to 2-hours to guide you. You still represent yourself but the forms are filled out for you, reviewed by an attorney and you get an opportunity to ask questions and discuss with an attorney. Hire a Lawyer. Select this option to schedule a traditional consultation with an attorney to fully represent you in your legal matter. Legalfy It is a division of Lara Law Firm, LLC and you will be directed to schedule an appointment with an attorney employed by Lara Law Firm, LLC.
What’s the difference between “Short and Sweet Package” and “Some Extra Help Package”?
Short and Sweet offers a consultation for up to 30 minutes. Take a Little Time offers a consultation for up to 2 hours. If you have complicated issues—such as a divorce with a retirement plan or real estate, you may want to have more time to discuss those issues with an attorney.
How do I schedule a consultation?
Once you have chosen a package, paid the fee and answered the questions, you will be linked to a calendar to choose the best appointment time for you.
What if I decide that I want to hire an attorney after I have paid for one of the other packages?
Prior to the consultation, you are always given an option to upgrade your package during the process.
When does Legalfy It’s limited representation for me terminate?
Legalfy It will provide limited representation to you by filling out your forms and hosting a consultation with you. Legalfy it’s services terminate at the end of the consultation. You will represent yourself in the proceedings. If you choose the traditional option of hiring an attorney, you will be directed to schedule an initial consultation with an attorney at Lara Law Firm, LLC.
What does limited representation mean?
Legalfy It offers limited representation which means that Legalfy It will provide some but not all legal services to your case. Legalfy it will create legal documents based on the information you provide. Legalfy It will not investigate or verify information for you. Legalfy It will review the documents with you and discuss your legal case during a consultation (for up to 30 minutes or 2 hours depending on the package you choose). Legaly It will not file your documents nor appear in court with you.
Can I amend or change a form?
Yes. As you answer our questions in each section, we automatically fill-in the necessary family law forms for you. If you need to amend or change a form, simply amend or change the questions in the corresponding section before the consultation.
What do I do if I have a few questions for a lawyer?
Choose one of our three great options that allow for a consultation with an attorney.
Do you file my documents for me?
Legalfy It does not file any legal documents for you.
Will an attorney go with me to court?
Legalfy It will not attend any court hearings with you. But if you choose a package that allows for a consultation with an attorney, the attorney will give you guidance for appearing in court.
How does the court take payment for their fees? Cash? Credit card? Something else?
Typically, if the papers are filed with the courts in person, you pay by check. However, this may vary county by county. Check directly with your county’s district court clerk as to what forms of payment they accept insert link here for district court clerk contact info
Can I use this service if I already have a case?
No. Legalfy It is currently set up for new cases only. You can schedule an appointment with an attorney using the Hire a Lawyer option or access court-approved forms through our Just the Papers option.
Do you have to be related to the child to apply for a kinship guardianship?
No. Kinship Guardianship may be granted to relatives, godparents, tribe members, or an adult with whom the child has a significant bond.