Terms of Use

Please Read the Following License Terms of Use Before Using This Web Site.

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND LICENSE AGREEMENT BETWEEN SmartLegalForms, Inc. a Delaware corporation doing business as SmartLegalForms.com.? (Hereinafter SLF)? and you.

SmartLegalForms.com? does not offer legal advice and is not a law firm or law practice. The legal information and legal forms and documents are? provided by SmartLegalForms, Inc., ?and is offered for informational purposes only and is “legal information” as defined by Opinion No. 95-056 (December 19, 1995) of the Attorney General of the State of Maryland. SmartLegalForms.com, Inc.,? offers legal information that is similar to that provided by self-help law books and legal forms offered for sale through retail outlets.

I understand that my situation may be unique, and that the legal information within offered may not fit my circumstances, in which case seeking the advice of an attorney would be advisable. Although every care has been taken to insure the accuracy of the information provided, we do not promise, warranty, or guarantee that the information is correct, complete, or up-to-date. We are not responsible for any errors or omissions in the resources or information available within this Web site.

Each form and document should be treated as a starting point and should not substitute for professional legal analysis. The service of the site and each form and document is licensed with the understanding and agreement that we, any content provider, and any author, are not engaged in rendering legal, accounting or other professional services. If legal or other expert assistance is required, the services of a competent professional should be sought. The user assumes all responsibilities and obligations with respect to any decisions or advice made or given as a result of the use of any form or document and for the selection of a form or document to achieve the user’s intended results.

I understand that SmartLegalForms, Inc.?is not acting as my attorney in any way and that no attorney-client privilege is created by this relationship.

Our staff cannot make recommendations for any corrections or changes to documents. Any text which is to be revised or replaced must be identified appropriately and detailed replacement text provided by the customer. In short, our customers have the option of either (a) providing us with detailed exact replacement text or (b) revising the document themselves.

These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Maryland USA, as they apply to agreements made and solely performed therein. Disputes arising hereunder shall be exclusively subject to the jurisdiction of the state courts of Maryland.

This Web site exists only in the State of Maryland, and the Web site only performs services within the State of Maryland. You agree that your viewing and use of this Site occurs solely within the State of Maryland, regardless of where your browser is physically located, and that all content and services are located in, served from, and performed wholly within the State of Maryland.


In these Terms:

“Disclaimer” means the disclaimer of liability contained in these terms;

“Documents” means any legal document downloaded from a Web site (as detailed in these terms);

“ESP” means Rapidocs, Ltd. or Epoq Group, Ltd.

“Guide” the Web site law guide;

“SLF” means SmartLegalForms, Inc., doing business as SmartLegalForms.com

“Personal Data” means personal data that identifies your customers;

“Service” means the document assembly service based on the Rapidocs system and other document assembly technologies.;

“SmartLegalForms, Inc., ” is the operator of the SmartLegalForms.com web site.

“Terms” means these terms [and conditions];

“You” means the individual person who has subscribed or become a member of the SLF Service,

“Web site” means any Web site operated by?SmartLegalForms, Inc.


This is a binding legal agreement between yourself and SmartLegalForms, Inc.?Your use of this Web site and/or your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions, and disclaimers contained in these Terms constitutes your agreement to all such terms, conditions, and disclaimers. If you do not agree with these terms then you are not authorized to use this Web site.


The Service is intended to bring to the legal market place a product which has never existed in the past, namely an automated fixed fee document assembly system as a means to document various legal transactions in a price competitive way. As indicated elsewhere in this Terms and Conditions Statement, the legal information and legal documents available from this Web site is not a substitute for the legal advice of an attorney who is a member of the bar of the state where you live or do business as a legal document preparation service.


While every precaution has been taken in compiling the Service, neither SLF,??nor any contributors to the Guide can be held responsible for any action (or the lack thereof) taken by any person or organization, wherever they shall be based, as a result, direct or otherwise, of information contained in or accessed through the Guide. ANYONE USING THE GUIDE IS RECOMMENDED TO SEEK SPECIFIC ADVICE FROM AN ATTORNEY WHO IS A MEMBER OF THE BAR IN THE STATE IN WHICH YOU ARE RESIDENT BEFORE DEALING WITH ANY SITUATION WHICH MAY BE COVERED BY ANY INFORMATION CONTAINED IN ANY PART OF THE GUIDE OR BEFORE EMBARKING ON ANY COURSE OF ACTION.


Limitations on the Service

You can purchase either non-interactive legal forms or interactive legal forms powered by Rapidocs from this web site. The interactive forms option is known as the SLF Service. You must be aware that the Service is driven by a document assembly system into which standard legal documents have been inserted in an interactive format. When used the software will automatically produce a version of a Document based on a standard text utilizing the information your customer has?entered. It is however a computer system and while it is interactive, it does not have human like intelligence and does not have the capacity to think outside the pre-programmed information contained in it.

SLF will use reasonable efforts to update Documents. SmartLegalForms, Inc.?believes that the Documents contain sufficient information to provide you with a starting point in the process of assembling a standard legal document. The Documents are not suitable to provide expert legal advice or where any particular transaction will require the Documents to be amended or altered. They should be utilized as a guide only to production of the relevant documentation for the particular purpose ascribed to it.

Title and Ownership; No Commercial use limitation; terms of license

(a) No transfer of title. The Web site and Documents, and copies of Documents or the Web site downloaded by you are owned exclusively by SmartLegalForms, Inc.,?and are licensed to you as provided for in this Terms and Conditions of Use.??SmartLegalForms does not transfer to you title to any tangible copy, or original, of the Documents or any part of the Web site.

(b) License: You are authorized to: (i) make use of the Document for your own business?useas a part of your subscription to the?SmartLegalForms Service.??You may not use the Web site or the Documents for any other purpose, and all other rights to the Documents and Web site are specifically reserved. You may not remove the copyright notice and any terms of license from any Document or any part of the Web site, or use the Documents for any commercial purpose whatsoever. Ownership and copyright in the Documents and Web site belong solely to SLF. You may not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any information, products or services obtained from this Web site. ?If there is a conflict between Web Hosting and Subscription Agreement that you entered into when subscribing, the Web Hosting and Subscription shall govern and supersede these Terms and Conditions.