Walmart Canada (NYSE: WMT) has introduced low-cost legal services in select locations throughout Toronto. The law offices are staffed by Axess Law in a move to provide fast and affordable legal services to Walmart shoppers. The offices are open seven days a week, with hours varying by location. No appointment is necessary for shoppers to receive on-site services.
Services include powers of attorney, real estate law services, referrals for tougher legal issues and notary services. Uncontested divorces will be added beginning in the fall.
Prices range from $99 for a simple will, $25 to notarize a document, and $19 to notarize additional documents. Other legal needs, such as traffic tickets and family law, personal injury and litigation files, are referred to other firms, said Axess Law.
Walmart has continued to increase the services it provides in a move to offer affordable financial services to shoppers. The company announced in April that it will offer auto insurance through a partnership with AutoInsurance.com, a price-comparison and shopping website. The company offers competing quotes from several car insurance providers via the Walmart website and inside some Walmart stores. The website will also allow shoppers to import their current auto-insurance policy to receive a like comparison to other products.
Walmart also recently rolled out a new, low-fee money-transfer service that allows shoppers to send and receive up to $900 at a time at more than 4,000 U.S. stores. The service comes with two pricing tiers and charges less than $10, while competitors can charge up to $75 to transfer the same amount, according to Walmart.
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