BetterLegal.com specializes in LLC formations and promises a quick turnaround time. BetterLegal provides one streamlined option that includes the most commonly requested documents/services (no upselling or advertisements). BetterLegal was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in Austin, Texas.
Price of BetterLegal LLC
Better Legal charges $299 (+ the state filing fee) for LLC formations. This flat fee includes (1) the preparation and filing of the Certificate of Formation, (2) an Operating Agreement, (3) a Federal Tax ID/EIN, and (4) a banking resolution and other helpful documents (i.e. Officer Designation, Ownership Amendment Form, Meeting Minute Template, and S-Corp Tax Election).
The four most commonly requested services are: (1) Prepare and file LLC paperwork with the state; (2) within two business days; (3) with a custom/personalized operating agreement; and (4) an EIN.
The figures below are the cheapest way to get these 4 services:
BetterLegal is known for up front pricing, fast turnaround time (2 business days), and user experience (fast and painless). According to Betterlegal.com, most users complete the order form in five to ten minutes. The company also prides itself on not upselling or offering ads for products that users don’t need.
Neat Feature #1: Info Center
BetterLegal’s Info Center includes articles written by legal experts, as well as a helpful “ask a question” feature. Users can enter their question into a search window, and find answers or similar questions with responses from the Better Legal team. BetterLegal also offers a free LLC name search by state.
Neat Feature #2: Free Website
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Neat Feature #3: Free Checking Account
Online banking with no set up fee, minimum deposit, monthly minimum balances, and no overdraft fees.
Neat Feature #4: Free Tax Analysis
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Registered Agent Service
BetterLegal does not provide registered agent services, but can hook you up with a professional registered agent (Registered Agents, Inc) for a discounted rate of $10/month (or $90/year).
As noted below in “Negative Factors,” contact information is not listed prominently on BetterLegal.com. However, we were able to get in touch with a customer support representative via online chat.
BetterLegal is not a law firm, and does not provide legal advice or attorney support.
At the time of the writing of this BetterLegal review, BetterLegal had 22 "Excellent/5 Star" reviews on Trust Pilot. Better Legal also has an A rating with the Better Business Bureau, where one positive review and zero complaints were listed.
BetterLegal does not provide a satisfaction guaranty. The Terms and Conditions state "All purchases through the Website are final and will not be refunded." We suspect the reason for this refund policy is due to their speed. When a customer submits an order, BetterLegal is working on the order and incurring filings fees within a few minutes.
While the Better Legal website is simple to use, it is lacking in basic information about the company itself. There is no “About Us” page, and no visible/obvious contact information, such as a phone number, email address or “Contact” page. This could potentially make it difficult for customers to contact customer service. When writing this BetterLegal review, we could not find the company’s contact information on the website—however, clicking on a small icon in the lower right corner did bring up a chat window. We quickly received a phone number and email address after asking via the chat window.
Pricing is reasonable and the advertised time frame for Better Legal is impressive. The company’s lack of negative reviews is also a good sign.