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Old 7th March 2011, 12:27 PM   #1
dolores_high5
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Default How Do I Set Up An LLC In CA? Exp W/ Legalzoom?

Good morning!

My husband and I are starting a web-based furniture company and have decided on forming an LLC. We are newbies in this field and I'd like to get people's feedback on how to set up an LLC in California. I've heard that legalzoom is an easy-to-us service that offers LLC set-ups. Has anyone used legalzoom before? Any other recommendations? Is it very difficult to file the paperwork on my own?


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Old 8th March 2011, 09:20 AM   #2
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Hi Dolores, I haven't used legalzoom and i'm not an attorney. But I am part of an LLC in california that a partner of mine setup on his own. It took more than one trip to sacramento, an extended period of time cuz of the red tape and hoops, but when all was said and done it is reasonable for someone to setup their own llc in california. The question - is your time better spent doing it with someone like legalzoom for the costs. probably, i would be comfortable using them based on what I have heard from others.

If you are the diy type then go for it. You may need a sample of an LLC agreement. I provide one for free here - http://www.atyourbusiness.com/partnership-llc.php

You'll also need a profit sharing agreement, which you can find there too.

Hope that helps get you started in the right direction, and I'm glad you found us. Welcome aboard

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Old 8th March 2011, 12:44 PM   #3
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I thought all Legalzoom did was wills and divorces. Wouldent starting a company with them, be like going to a foot Doctor for a tooth ache.

A few key thing to know aboout the LLC you plan on setting up, you and your husband will be recognized as a single member LLC http://www.myllc.com/single-Member-LLC.aspx

In Claifornia its currently taking about 2-3 months to file an LLC.

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Good to have a california lawyer on board, thank you for helping out and pitching in. I'm neither a lawyer or from california

LegalZoom does provide business setup, including LLC. Check it out here :

http://www.legalzoom.com/limited-lia...-overview.html

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