I guess illegal is the wrong word here. Not accepted is probably better. I asked a paralegal friend of mine and she said that her firm LOVES these people, because they make so much money fixing their mistakes. They are too general.
Around here, y ou need a lawyer for pretty much everything. They make the lawas so complicated and twisted. Especailly when buying a house, or opening a business. Sometimes I feel like I need one when I buy a car!
But these online anything goes lawyers are kind of like the real estate companies that help you sell your house, without paying huge commissions. The listing agents around here have shunned them because they take money out of thier pockets (A LOT of money!) So even though your house is listed in MLS, other agents will not show the house. So it takes a lot longer to sell your house. (Not meant to cut down any agents out there, just saying what happens around here)
I see a lot of postings on here of examples of wedding cake contracts and things like that. You really need to have a lawyer look it over, as you may SAY something in a contract that you feel will protect you, but not knowing the law, you may find a surprise down the road. I guess I have just seen too many friends get sued and business fail because of crazy employees and crazy customers. So yes, you can look at the law online and figure it out for yourself, but personally I prefer to have someone how understands all the double language do it for me.
btw, these one time fee places were not cheap. The cheapest I found for NC was 75 bucks a month.
Anyway, thanks for listening!!