Disclosure from Nonlawyers: Understanding Our Services and Limitations
Who We Are
Welcome to Mariposa Professional Services, Inc., also known as Florida Document Specialists and Florida Family Adoptions. We’re a Florida-based service specializing in nonlawyer document preparation. We also offer online notarization and apostille services. Please note that we are not a law firm and do not offer legal advice or representation.
What We Offer
We assist individuals who are representing themselves in legal matters by providing clerical support. Our focus is on helping you organize and type out your legal documents based on the instructions you provide.
No Legal Advice or Representation
By using our website and services, you acknowledge that you are representing yourself in any legal proceedings. Our role is limited to clerical assistance and document preparation based on your specific instructions. We offer no guarantees other than the accurate delivery of your chosen documents.
Errors and Liabilities
You are responsible for the content, errors, or omissions in the documents we help you prepare. While we will correct any clerical mistakes brought to our attention, we can’t be held liable for any issues arising from your use of our services.
Who Our Team Members Are
Our staff consists of professionals trained in document preparation, online notarization, and apostille services; however, they are not attorneys, paralegals, law clerks, or legal assistants. They are not qualified to practice law in Florida or offer legal advice.
If You Need Legal Help
Should you require actual legal advice or representation, we strongly urge you to consult with a licensed attorney immediately. If you continue to use our services, you’re acknowledging that you’re not expecting to receive legal advice from us.
Your Acknowledgment Required
Before we can assist you, you will need to sign our form acknowledging your understanding of the limitations of our services.
Need an Attorney? Additional Resources
If you’re contemplating the need for specialized legal advice or representation, there are various resources available to guide you in the right direction.
The Florida Bar provides a consumer-focused pamphlet titled “Hiring The Right Person to Help me With My Legal Problems,” which sheds light on the potential risks of not hiring a licensed attorney. Additionally, they offer an Attorney Referral Service to help you find a qualified lawyer.
The Florida Courts website serves as a central hub for various legal resources and information, including procedural guidelines and public records.
Local bar associations often operate websites that include directories and resources to assist you in finding legal professionals and understanding your options.
For access to the Florida Bar’s pamphlet and other resources, please visit their website and the websites of your local bar associations.