Rocket Lawyer™ Brings FREE and Low-Cost Legal Tools to Consumers at TransUnion's TrueCredit.com
SAN FRANCISCO (March 26, 2007) -- As individuals and small businesses organize their finances during the current tax season, Rocket Lawyer™, producer of the Rocket Lawyer series of award-winning and best-selling legal self help solutions, and TransUnion Interactive, a leading resource for consumers seeking to manage and improve their credit health, are joining together to offer FREE and low-cost legal tools, available around the clock, at TrueCredit.com.
"Because of the often high costs and stress associated with obtaining even the most essential legal documents, many individuals do not enjoy the peace of mind that comes from completing a Living Will and a basic Estate Plan," said Charley Moore, Founder and CEO of Rocket Lawyer. "While traditional fees to produce basic legal documents can range from $100 to $500 per hour, and $1000 or more in total, now consumers can do it themselves at little or no cost. We're very pleased to announce this package of free and low-cost legal tools in partnership with TrueCredit.com, a site dedicated to empowering consumers to take control of their own finances."
A Living Will, now available completely FREE from Rocket Lawyer at TrueCredit.com and rocketlawyer.com/truecredit, is a fundamental legal document that makes a person's wishes known to their loved ones and caregivers in the event that they are unable to speak for themselves, due to injury or acute illness. Many Americans do not know how to complete a Living Will. Many people incorrectly assume that it must involve a time consuming and expensive legal process.
"We are working hard to educate people and help them become better managers of their own financial health," said John Danaher, President of TransUnion's TrueCredit.com, the direct-to-consumer arm of TransUnion Interactive. "Now, along with our popular and easy-to-use credit monitoring, credit reports and scores, insurance scores and other tools, our members can also access an outstanding suite of legal solutions developed by a recognized leader in self-help software."
The following are available now at TrueCredit.com and www.rocketlawyer.com/truecredit, just in time for the 2007 tax filing season:
-- FREE Living Will: Every TrueCredit.com customer may now complete an
advance directive free of charge.
-- Estate Planning Interview and Complete Will: All customers can access
a FREE basic estate planning interview, leading to the creation of their
personal Will and Testament, valid in all 50 U.S. states. Complete Wills
may be purchased for only $39.95.
-- Power of Attorney: A power of attorney is an essential legal document
that enables a person to appoint an individual to act on their behalf.
There are many situations for which a power of attorney can be an important
tool, such as military service or care for a loved one. This document is
often an essential part of a basic estate plan and may be purchased for
About Rocket Lawyer and www.rocketlawyer.com
Rocket Lawyer creates and supports interactive self help solutions across multiple distribution channels. Www.rocketlawyer.com is the online version of Rocket Lawyer's award-winning series of do it yourself legal solutions, including MyAttorney™ and WillCreator™ by Avanquest, Broderbund® Family Lawyer™, Broderbund® Home and Business Lawyer™ and WillWriter™. Desktop versions of Rocket Lawyer legal self-help products are available online and locally, at select retailers, including Bluecase.com, Amazon.com, CompUSA, Staples, MicroCenter and Fry's. More information about Rocket Lawyer is available at http://www.acendi.com.
About TransUnion's TrueCredit.com
Since 1999, TransUnion's TrueCredit.com has helped millions of consumers manage their own credit health. Through a suite of educational materials, free monthly newsletters and easy-to-use products, the company helps consumers understand personal credit management and empowers them to achieve greater financial well-being. TrueCredit.com's online products include credit reports, credit and insurance scores, credit monitoring, debt management tools and identity theft insurance services. TrueCredit.com is the direct-to-consumer arm of TransUnion Interactive, a Chicago-based subsidiary of TransUnion, a global leader in credit and information management. Manage your credit. Manage your life.(SM) www.truecredit.com.
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