SEATTLE, July 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Legal services marketplace Avvo, Inc. today announced that Minnesotans now have access to fast and transparent legal help with the availability of Avvo Legal Services, a shopping experience designed to make hiring a local attorney for a clear price as easy as the click of a button. Avvo Legal Services starts at $39 for a 15-minute legal advice session or $99 for legal and document review.
Initially covering routine legal scenarios for business, immigration, family, and estate planning, Avvo Legal Services delivers fixed-price offerings from a local, experienced attorney of the consumer's choice. Some services offered in Minnesota include an advice session with a business attorney ($39), legal evaluation of a living will with an estate planning attorney ($99), legal review and filing of a U.S. citizenship application (595) or family green card ($2995) with an immigration attorney, or filing for an uncontested divorce with a local family attorney ($995).
Avvo Legal Services is built on the success of Avvo Advisor, the company's on-demand legal advice service, which boasts a 96 percent satisfaction rate. With Avvo Advisor, people simply select the category of their legal issue and the first available attorney in their area will call back within 15 minutes for a 15-minute advice session. In established markets, the average response time for Avvo Advisor is just 8 minutes; response times in Minnesota are likely to begin at 15 minutes but decrease over time.
"When it comes to legal situations, many people are paralyzed by fear and end up not acting in their best interests when really, all they need is a small amount of legal advice from an experienced attorney to move on," said Sachin Bhatia, chief product officer at Avvo. "We designed Avvo Legal Services to help people take control of their life situations by connecting them with the right lawyer they choose in the amount they need, through a modern online shopping experience."
All attorneys providing legal services through Avvo are Avvo-rated and have detailed profiles explaining their backgrounds, for a level of openness not found in other legal service offerings. Participating attorneys only offer services in their areas of professional focus.
With today's launch of Minnesota, Avvo now delivers over 23,000 individual legal services in 22 states, which covers over 75 percent of the U.S. population. These states are Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin. Additional geographies, practice areas, service offerings, and more will become available in the coming months. All legal services come with a satisfaction guarantee.
In addition to offering on-demand legal services, Avvo has a selection of no-cost legal forms for family, business, immigration, and estate planning, and offers countless legal guides and searchable content on a variety of legal topic areas. Avvo lawyers also answer questions in the company's free Q&A forum every day, and are featured in the Avvo directory, which includes consumer reviews and detailed profiles for 97% of licensed attorneys in the United States.
About Avvo, Inc.
Avvo helps people find and connect with the right lawyer through industry leading content, tools and services. Founded in 2006 in Seattle, Avvo provides transparent information about attorneys, with Avvo-rated profiles for 97% of practicing lawyers in the United States. A free Q&A forum with more than 8 million questions and answers and on-demand legal services that provide professional counsel for a fixed cost, make legal faster and easier. For more information on how Avvo helps people through legal issues from research to resolution, visit www.avvo.com.