Legal Help for Your Startup When You Can’t Afford It



So you have a start up, but you don’t have the money for the kind of things the bigwig companies have. The kinds of services at major businesses disposal vary, but rest assured that one of the most important services that they have access to is legal help.

Some companies have in house legal departments that do the work of representing them in court or answering questions. Others hire outside firms to be available whenever they need legal help. You may not be making the money (yet) to have what they have, but you can still have access to some kind of legal help that is so important to the life of your business.

Here are a few free resources that you can take advantage of.

Free Advice 

This is a website that allows you to put in questions and get answers from real lawyers, paralegals, or people in the field of law. It can be used as a starting point to know in which direction you should go for a certain situation.

Google Search

Believe it or not, this is not a bad option. There are countless resources out there that will give you the information that you need. You have to do some wading through at times, but there is a good chance you will find just what you are looking for.


A great resource with a plethora of answers to questions that people ask everyday, Nolo is a great place to help you get a better understanding of your legal situation. It also has legal documents and templates to further help you get your self together.


This enables you to ask specific questions. You can take advantage of the legal advice but just like anything else, use judgment and wisdom when deciding what to do after you chat with them.

Legal advice is a dime a dozen nowadays. It comes down to getting the right answers from the right people, and thanks to the technology world, that can be done in various ways.

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