American Bar Association Family Legal Guide

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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE LAW FROM AMERICA’S LEADING LEGAL AUTHORITY Practicing lawyers know the kinds of legal issues and problems people have. With their help, we’ve fashioned a book that answers the questions you’re apt to have, in language you can understand. —from the introduction by Alan S. Kopit, legal commentator and Chair, ABA Standing Committee on Public Education

The law affects almost everything you do–including getting married, buying a home, driving a ...

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Overview

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE LAW FROM AMERICA’S LEADING LEGAL AUTHORITY Practicing lawyers know the kinds of legal issues and problems people have. With their help, we’ve fashioned a book that answers the questions you’re apt to have, in language you can understand. —from the introduction by Alan S. Kopit, legal commentator and Chair, ABA Standing Committee on Public Education

The law affects almost everything you do–including getting married, buying a home, driving a car, going to the doctor, signing a contract, making online purchases, and writing a will. With answers to thousands of key questions, the American Bar Association Family Legal Guide, 3rd edition, is the most comprehensive reference available on how the law affects your life.

CLEAR, CURRENT, AND COMPREHENSIVE ANSWERS TO THE QUESTIONS PEOPLE ASK LAWYERS IN EVERY AREA OF LAW [bulleted list]
• Divorce, Child Custody/Support
• Automobiles
• Computers
• Real Estate
• Credit and Bankruptcy
• Rights of Older Americans
• Contracts and Consumer Law
• Estate Planning
• Workplace Law
• Health Care
• Small Business
• Personal Injury
• Criminal Justice
• Home Ownership

This essential legal resource will help you understand your rights and responsibilities, potentially reduce legal expenses, and avoid legal pitfalls.

A practical, comprehensive guide to a wide variety of common legal problems from the nation's leading authority. This accessible book helps consumers avoid legal pitfalls and understand their rights and responsibilities. Includes numerous sidebars, charts, and maps.

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An update of You and the Law Publications Intl., Ltd., 1990, covering every legal situation imaginable.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780609610428
  • Publisher: Diversified Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/27/2004
  • Edition description: Revised Edition Large Print
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 794
  • Product dimensions: 8.41 (w) x 10.29 (h) x 1.88 (d)

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The American Bar Association is the nation's leading legal authority and the largest voluntary professional membership organization in the world. With more than 400,000 members, the ABA provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, information about the law, programs to assist lawyers and judges in their work, and initiatives to improve the legal system for the public.
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Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction
1 When and How to Use a Lawyer 1
2 How the Legal System Works 23
3 Family Law 51
4 Buying and Selling a Home 97
5 Home Ownership 145
6 Renting Residential Property 211
7 Consumer Credit 239
8 Consumer Bankruptcy 277
9 Contracts and Consumer Law 291
10 Automobiles 339
11 Law and the Workplace 392
12 Forming and Operating a Small Business 467
13 Personal Injury 511
14 Criminal Justice 539
15 The Rights of Older Americans 571
16 Estate Planning 651
Glossary 687
Acknowledgments 701
State Bar Associations 705
Index 709
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