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"Family Lawyer"-Like DIY Legal Software for Mac OS X - Anybody Know of One?

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May 4, 2008 10:36 PM
Aloha, All.

Does anybody know of a DIY (do-it-yourself) legal software application that runs on Mac OS X, preferably Leopard v. 10.5.2? Something like "Family Lawyer", an application by Broderbund that used to make "Family Lawyer"* for Mac OS, but now the company has made it a "Windows-only" application.

*See, for example, Broderbund "Family Lawyer 2008": http://www.broderbund.com/jump.jsp?&icmpid=BLGHR1_FL2008&itemID=1951&mainPID=195 1&itemType=PRODUCT

We're looking for an up-to-date software application that allows users to create wills, power of attorney, and other legal documents (again, that runs on Mac OS X, preferably Leopard v. 10.5.__).

For example, "Family Lawyer" allows users to create a personal profile, based on the state they live in, the laws of which then affect the format and essential requirements of the legal documents. Then the user can choose from an extensive list of legal documents templates that they can tailor to their needs. The finished document can be put into Word or other word processing software for easier sharing and editing. The point is to save all the preparation costs for these legal documents, which then only need to be reviewed by an attorney.

Anybody know of something like this made to run on Mac OS X, preferably Leopard v. 10.5.__?

Thanks very much.

HJ
iMac24" 2.8GHzDCXtrm-4GBRAM-500GBHD; 15"PBk-1.5GHz-2GB-100GBHD7200rpmOSX-10.4.11, Mac OS X (10.5.2), 15"TiPBk. 1st Mac (1987): MacSE 20MB HD w/8MB RAM - Upgraded from 4MB!! :-)
  • Scott Robert Level 2 Level 2 (350 points)
    There's nothing out just yet for macs. I have an old Quicken Family Lawyer (PPC) but won't run without Classic OS.

    You could buy the one in the link you posted for PC and run it off your mac with windows, XP, or Vista installed.
    Mac Pro Dual 2X3.0, 5 gigs RAM, 1 TB Raid Drive, FCP 6.0.1, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • Barry Hemphill Level 7 Level 7 (33,085 points)
    Hi Johnny:

    I get no commission, but I used forms from Standard Legal:

    http://www.standardlegal.com/legal-forms-software.html

    I downloaded what I wanted and then filled in the blanks. The process seemed pretty easy, and it was more than a few bucks cheaper for a very simple situation.

    I did not use it on-line (if that is an option). I prefer to work at my own pace.

    Barry
    iMac 20" 2.4 Ghz Intel-based/2 GB, iMac 17" 1.8 Ghz G5/1 GB, DSL, Firewire HDs, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
  • Scott Robert Level 2 Level 2 (350 points)
    I was checking through my old softwares and found this HOME AND BUSINESS ATTORNEY which is sold by Tax Cut.
    http://shop.taxcut.com/DRHM/servlet/ControllerServlet?Action=DisplayProductDetai lsPage&SiteID=taxcut&Locale=en_US&Env=BASE&productID=82233700

    It's 2003-2004 and outdated. But to my surprise, it works pretty good.
    You can buy it here:
    http://www.amazon.com/Kiplingers-Home-Business-Attorney-2004/dp/B000646KZO
    Mac Pro Dual 2X3.0, 5 gigs RAM, 1 TB Raid Drive, FCP 6.0.1, Mac OS X (10.4.11)

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