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Affordable and Convenient Assistance with Legal Documents Available for New Yorkers; NALDP Announces New Online Directory of New York Legal Document Preparers.



WASHINGTON -- New Yorkers do not need to hire a lawyer for their uncontested legal needs, including wills, living trusts, immigration immigration, entrance of a person (an alien) into a new country for the purpose of establishing permanent residence. Motives for immigration, like those for migration generally, are often economic, although religious or political factors may be very important.  forms, no fault divorces no fault divorce n. divorces (dissolutions) in which neither spouse is required to prove "fault" or marital misconduct on the part of the other. To obtain a divorce a spouse must merely assert incompatibility or irreconcilable differences, meaning the marriage has , business incorporations and bankruptcies. Instead, they can visit a new online directory from the National Association of Legal Document Preparers (NALDP)--http://www.naldp.org--to find a legal document preparer near them.

Legal document preparers, also called legal document assistants and independent paralegals, are non-lawyers who may lawfully fill out, file and prepare legal documents on behalf of litigants who choose to exercise their constitutional right to represent themselves.

"The launch of this directory comes at a critical time. As more and more consumers take part in the do-it-yourself movement in the U.S., they realize they can also take care of their uncontested legal needs without using the costly services of an attorney. The NALDP directory is a tremendous resource for New Yorkers who are seeking affordable assistance in the preparation of their legal documents," said Lizanne Sadlier, Director of NALDP.

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"Search for a Legal Document Provider Near You" is located on the NALDP homepage. Visitors can type in their state or zip code zip code

System of postal-zone codes (zip stands for “zone improvement plan”) introduced in the U.S. in 1963 to improve mail delivery and exploit electronic reading and sorting capabilities.
 and get the names and contact information of the legal document preparers closest to them.

About NALDP

National Association of Legal Document Preparers, Inc., based in Washington, D.C., is a non-profit organization A non-profit organization (abbreviated "NPO", also "non-profit" or "not-for-profit") is a legally constituted organization whose primary objective is to support or to actively engage in activities of public or private interest without any commercial or monetary profit purposes.  formed to give a voice and a national forum to the growing number of legal document preparers, legal technicians, online legal document providers and independent paralegals across the country. We are a grassroots network dedicated to the principle that all citizens have a constitutional right to represent themselves; and, in exercising that right, they have affordable access to efficient, effective and ethical legal document preparation services. In addition to those professionals working directly with legal documents, our membership includes public policy, education and consumer advocacy professionals who share a commitment to the principles of NALDP. More information is available at http://www.naldp.org.

* To speak to legal document provider or consumers who have received legal document assistance in New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of
, contact Beth Parker or Matt Bado.
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