I just heard a commercial for an online legal document website. Here’s the line:
[The Commercial Announcer is “busting myths” associated with “needing to incorporate”]
Myth: Incorporating is complicated and I’ll need a lawyer
Announcer: It isn’t complicated and you won’t need a lawyer with [buffmya$$] dot com, and [buffmya$$] dot com doesn’t give legal advice.
Ok, that’s enough. So, the website doesn’t give legal advice? What is “you won’t need a lawyer”?
Legal advice. I almost laughed out loud when I heard the commercial.
How that works in court when you screw up trying to incorporate with their website: Well we said we don’t give legal advice and “you don’t need a lawyer” is legal advice. You’re pooched..
That’s today’s example of How Stuff Works.