What can happen when you create your own legal documents

by | Jul 1, 2019 | DIY Legal Templates

Getting legal documents in place isn’t most people’s idea of fun. 

It’s so tempting to want to take the fastest route to legal protection: sitting down and piecemealing together your own legal document. You think: “It can’t be that hard, right?” 

But here’s the thing…you don’t want to do that. 

I can’t tell you how many times business owners come to me and sheepishly say: “Lisa, I copied this legal language that I found online when I did a Google search” or “My coach shared her agreement with me, and I liked how she said this part, so I copied and pasted it into my agreement. Does that cover me?”

Believe me, I understand why you want to try to create your own documents. You’re in a hurry. You don’t want to spend money on legal help. You don’t HAVE money for legal help. You figure “some legal language is better than no legal language at all, right?”

There are several ways you put yourself at risk when you create your own legal documents. 

Listen to episode 72 on iTunes here to learn what can happen when you create your own legal documents – and how it can hurt you when you do it.

Don’t have iTunes? Listen on my website here.



In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Different ways you put yourself at risk by creating your own legal documents, including using language that doesn’t actually protect you 
  • How you might violate others’ copyright or ownership rights without even knowing it
  • Why creating your own legal documents might be unethical and create energy leaks
  • Why having a strong, well-crafted legal document supports your root chakra

Listen to Episode 72 here (it’s only 15 minutes!).

Here’s to tips for getting solid legal docs (from a lawyer who gets you!) rather than piecemealing random legal sections that you aren’t even sure protect you!