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Shae Irving; Nolo (Firm)
|ISBN:||9781413313215 1413313213 9781413313475 1413313477|
|Description:||494 p. ; 23 cm.|
|Contents:||Houses. Buying a house ; Selling your house ; Deeds --
Neighbors. Boundaries ; Fences ; Trees ; Views ; Noise --
Landlords and tenants. Leases and rental agreements ; Tenant selection ; Housing discrimination ; Rent and security deposits ; Tenants' privacy rights ; Cable access and satellite dishes ; Repairs and maintenance ; Landlord liability for criminal acts and activities ; Landlord liability for lead poisoning ; Landlord's liability for exposure to asbestos, mold, and bedbugs ; Insurance ; Foreclosure ; Resolving disputes --
Workplace rights. Fair pay and time off ; Workplace health and safety ; Workers' compensation ; Discrimination ; Harassment ; Workplace privacy ; Losing your job --
Small business. Before you start ; Legal structures for small businesses ; Nonprofit corporations ; Small business taxes ; Home-based businesses ; Employers' rights & responsibilities --
Patents. Qualifying for a patent ; Obtaining a patent ; Enforcing a patent ; Putting a patent to work ; How patents differ from copyrights and trademarks --
Copyrights. Copyright basics ; Copyright ownership ; Copyright protection ; Copyright registration and enforcement --
Trademarks. Types of trademarks ; Trademark protection ; Using and enforcing a trademark ; Conducting a trademark search ; Registering a trademark ; How trademarks differ from patents and copyrights--
Your money. Purchasing goods and services ; Using credit and charge cards ; Using an ATM or debit card ; Strategies for repaying debts ; Dealing with the IRS ; Debt collections ; Bankruptcy ; Rebuilding credit --
Cars and driving. Buying a new car ; Leasing a car ; Buying a used car ; Financing a vehicle purchase ; Insuring your car ; Your driver's license ; If you're stopped by the police ; Drunk driving ; Traffic accidents --
Wills and estate planning. Wills ; Probate ; Executors ; Avoiding probate ; Living trusts ; Estate and gift taxes ; Funeral planning and other final arrangements ; Body and organ donations --
Health care directives and powers of attorney. Health care directives ; Durable powers of attorney for finances ; Conservatorships --
Older Americans. Retirement plans ; Social Security ; Medicare ; Finding a caregiver or residential care facility --
Spouses and partners. Living together, gay or straight ; Domestic partnership and civil unions ; Premarital agreements ; Marriage ; Divorce ; Domestic violence ; Changing your name --
Parents and children. Adopting a child ; Stepparent adoptions ; Adoption rights : birth parents, grandparents, and children ; Child custody and visitation ; Child support ; Guardianship of children --
Courts and mediation. Representing yourself in court ; Small claims court ; Mediation ; Finding and working with a lawyer --
Criminal law and procedures. Criminal law and procedure : an overview ; If you are questioned by the police ; Searches and seizures ; Arrests and interrogations ; Bail ; Getting a lawyer --
Appendix : legal research. Learning about a particular area of the law ; Finding a specific law ; Finding answers to specific legal questions ; Finding legal forms.
|Other Titles:||Encyclopedia of everyday law|
|Responsibility:||by Shae Irving & Nolo editors.|
Offers an overview of law, as it applies to everyday life, including information on credit and debt, workplace rights, wills, divorce, social security, landlord-tenant laws, child custody and visitation, and criminal law.
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