Americans Believe Legal Fees are Extremely Expensive, Wish There Were Alternatives to Traditional Lawyers

Results from a new survey conducted online by The Harris Poll on behalf of Your Lawyers Online show there is nearly universal agreement among Americans that legal fees today are extremely expensive, with over 9 in 10 (91%) agreeing, and they wish there were alternatives to traditional lawyers when dealing with small legal matters (82%). More than two-thirds (69%) of American adults say they would be willing to use online legal services if it would save them money. Younger adults (76% of those age 18-54 vs. 65% of those age 55+), those who have lower household incomes (72% of those with total household income of less than $100k vs. 62% of those with $100k or more), and are parents (78% of those who are parents of children under 18 vs. 66% who are not) are more likely to say this.

The survey findings highlight the relevance of virtual law firms such as Your Lawyers Online, which replace traditional “fee-for-time” models with “fee-for-service” solutions that offer unbundled legal services to save users time and money—especially on small legal matters like reviewing legal documents or establishing a will.

“I really think virtual law firms like Your Lawyers Online represent the future of law in a digital age where Americans are seeking efficiency and value over cumbersome and costly traditions,” says Your Lawyers Online Founder & CEO Nicole Schaefer, a family law attorney and entrepreneur based in Portland, OR. “There is this exclusive mystique around law that keeps people without a law degree feeling mystified by the process, which is why they usually end up paying so much for legal services. We are setting out to change that by making the process more accessible to everyone.”

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