Gale LegalForms - Downloading Forms

This tutorial shows you how to download legal forms.


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Gale's Legal Forms Library

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is an extensive collection of free forms,

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including official state-specific, federal, business,

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personal, real estate, and general forms covering hundreds

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of legal subjects and issues.

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You'll find two types of forms in Gale's Legal Library:

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basic or standard forms and complex forms.

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Basic or standard forms generally can be used

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with only minor modifications and are sometimes referred to

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as fill-in-the-blank forms.

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Complex forms should be used only as a guide

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and are best suited for attorneys.

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Most of these forms are litigation type forms

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or complex contracts which require major modifications

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to fit a particular case based upon the facts of a case.

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You'll also find a combination of state-specific forms,

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which are forms that are only valid in a particular state,

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and non-state-specific forms,

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which are forms that are valid in almost all states.

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From a results page, click on a form's title

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to review the form details page.

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On the form detail page,

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you'll find the form's title, its category,

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click on the form category

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to see all forms in that category,

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the name of the state in which the form is used

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or the words United States for non-state-specific forms,

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links for downloading the form,

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and a description or brief statement

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about how the form is used.

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Law summaries may also be available for selected forms.

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Law summaries describe statutory law

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that relates to the form.

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Next to the download link,

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you'll see the formats available for download.

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Click on the format you need.

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Depending on how your computer is configured,

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the form either will open or you will be prompted

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to save or open the form.