This page is an ever-evolving list of frequently-asked questions (and answers, fortunately) about using Stevens-Ness electronic forms.
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How do I find the form I'm looking for?
Sorry, we realize the listing order of our forms here is a little unusual. But rather than scrolling through all the forms (there are several pages), the best approach is to type something into the search field at the top. Whether it's a form number, all or part of a title, or even a word related to the form's purpose, it's likely to bring up what you're looking for. back to top
It's hard to read the text of the forms – how can I check the wording?
On a form's detail page, right-click the preview image and open in a new tab or window – this will display the form preview as a full page and you can zoom in and out to see the text more easily. back to top
Can you tell me which form I need?
We are prohibited by law from providing anything even approaching legal advice. As a result, we are unable to tell you which form you should use, whether one form is better for your purpose than another, or how you should fill out a form. If you are uncertain about any of these matters, we strongly recommend that you consult an attorney.
If you need help with finding an Oregon attorney, you may visit the Oregon State Bar's Lawyer Referral Service website, or call 503-684-3763 or toll-free within Oregon at 800-452-7636. For help finding a Washington attorney, you may call one of the lawyer referral services listed on the Washington State Access to Justice website. back to top
What deed forms do you have, and what do they do? What form do I use to add someone to / remove someone from the title to my property?
We realize there are a number of deed forms and it can be difficult to figure out which one is right for you. While we're legally prohibited from providing advice on which form to use, we have created our Deed Summary publication which you can download for free. This document presents general information on our deed forms and explains some of the differences between them; reading it over may help you narrow down which form to purchase. Click here to download the Deed Summary. back to top
What's the difference between a PrintForm and a FillForm?
A PrintForm is the electronic equivalent of buying a paper form at a store. You print out your form, and then you can fill it out using a pen, or even a typewriter if anybody still has one of those. A FillForm is an enhanced electronic form that you can fill out on your computer for a neat, polished appearance. Open the form and type the required information in the blank space. When you're finished, you can print your filled-out form. back to top
Can I edit the language in my purchased form?
Our electronic forms do not support modifying the language within a form. A FillForm version allows you to type information into the form's blank fields, and in some cases to cross out specific phrases if they don't apply to your situation, but none of our forms support adding or removing text within the form's language. Attempting to do so is not only illegal, but also in violation of the license agreement you acknowledge when purchasing a form. back to top
What's the difference between Forms, Sets and Kits?
A Form is a single legal document that addresses a specific purpose; it might be more than one page in length, but it's still just one Form.
A Set is a group of related forms sold together at a discount because they are all used as part of a single process. Some forms in a Set are optional, but still related and potentially useful.
A Kit is very similar to a Set, except that it includes helpful procedural instructions for the process in question. back to top
What's a 1-time use? How do the usage periods work?
We offer four usage periods at varying costs. If you only need to use a form once for a single legal proceeding, you can choose a 1-time use. When you purchase this option, you must access your form within 24 hours of completing your order; after this period you'll lose access to it. Your actual use of the form can occur after the 24 hours, however. You're entitled to a single use, but you may make copies of the COMPLETED form after using it.
If you want to use the form more than once (more than one legal proceeding), choose one of our extended usage periods (90, 180 or 365 days) which allow you the convenience of multiple uses over a longer period of time. Key benefits of extended usage periods: when your form is updated due to changes in the law or formatting enhancements, we notify you of such changes and you receive access to the updated form. We'll also send you a notice when your purchase is close to expiring, so that you can renew if you wish. (Note that we do NOT set up automatic renewals for any of our extended usage periods, nor do we impose any additional charges after your original purchase.) back to top
Will my printer work with my Stevens-Ness legal forms?
Most laser printers and good-quality inkjet printers will produce our legal forms with acceptable results. For more information about paper sizes (including legal size forms) and to test your printer's ability to print our forms, see this page. back to top
Why do I have to create an account to purchase forms?
While some online merchants allow you to check out as a guest without creating an account, it's necessary that you have an account on our site because we deliver your purchased forms securely. Whenever you want to access your forms, you're required to log into your account; this is for your protection. When you start the checkout process, you'll be asked to log into an account. If you don't have an account yet, look at the top right of the page and click "Create an Account." back to top
How do I get my forms after I've purchased them?
As soon as your purchase is complete, you'll see an order confirmation page; on this page will be a button reading "Access your purchased legal forms." Click this button to see a list of the forms you purchased, and then click any listed form to download it. The form will be placed in whatever folder your browser has designated for downloads. Sometimes pressing Control-J (Windows) or Command-Option-L (Mac) will show you a list of downloaded files; otherwise you may need to use the help features in your browser.
Once you've located your form, do not double-click it. First open Adobe Acrobat Reader (if you haven't downloaded and installed this program yet, see this page for details), then use its "Open" command to locate and open your form. back to top
What am I allowed to do with my Stevens-Ness legal form?
You may print out your form, write on it, sign it, and you may make copies of your form once you've completed it. back to top
What am I NOT allowed to do with my Stevens-Ness legal form?
You are not permitted to make copies of your blank forms; this is expressly prohibited by the License Agreement you accept when you purchase your form. Copies include photocopies, electronic scans, duplicate files or any other form of reproduction whether mechanical or electronic. You may not distribute your form, resell it, or use it to create derivative works (change the wording of the form, for example) without written permission from Stevens-Ness. back to top
What do I do with my form after I've filled it out?
After you've completed your form, the next step will depend on the process the form is part of. You may need to file the form with a county, court or other agency; you may need to get the form notarized, or possibly get the signature of other involved parties. If you're uncertain of next steps after completing your form, check with the appropriate agency or ask a qualified attorney. back to top
How can I receive news about changes and updates to your electronic form options?
We occasionally send email to our customers to inform them about new developments with our legal forms and updates to the items available on our website. If you would like to receive these occasional emails, please provide your name and email address below and click "Subscribe."
Please note: We will use your email address only to contact you with news regarding our electronic forms; we respect your privacy and will not use your email address for marketing purposes, or provide it to any third party.