Everybody's Guide to the Law- Fully Revised and Updated 2nd Edition: All the Legal Information You Need in One Comprehensive Volume

Everybody's Guide to the Law- Fully Revised and Updated 2nd Edition: All the Legal Information You Need in One Comprehensive Volume

by Melvin Belli, Allen Wilkinson
     
 

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What are your rights if the car you bought is useless? If your ex-boss refuses to let you take along your Rolodex? Who gets custody of the children after a divorce? Do you worry about laws governing your use of the Internet? What rights are accorded to the elderly, disabled, and other social minorities? How can you successfully sue in small claims court? Or write

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What are your rights if the car you bought is useless? If your ex-boss refuses to let you take along your Rolodex? Who gets custody of the children after a divorce? Do you worry about laws governing your use of the Internet? What rights are accorded to the elderly, disabled, and other social minorities? How can you successfully sue in small claims court? Or write your own will?

The law pervades every individual's life, yet few know just what their rights are, how to use them, and what to do when they're violated. With expert assistance from Everybody's Guide to the Law, all your legal questions and concerns will be answered in simple everyday language that demystifies the law and arms you with the right information to make the best decisions.

While a host of Web sites and books claim to help you understand the law, this fully revised and updated edition of the essential home legal reference is your one-stop guide. Comprehensive, accurate, and with no hidden gimmicks or programs to sell you (unlike most online "resources"), this superbly readable, indispensable addition to any home library provides up-to-date and easy-to-understand practical legal information most people need to know.

Praised by critics and embraced by the public, Everybody's Guide to the Law remains the standard by which all other home legal guides aspire to, but have never managed to meet.

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Editorial Reviews

USA Today
Melvin Belli and Allen Wilkinson...put it all in layman’s language.
Booklist
[A] comprehensive and well-organized directory to areas of law that affect the average person’s everyday life.
Houston Chronicle
“Well-organized and put in easily understood language.”
Library Journal
The first edition of this work was written in 1986 by the late Belli and his then legal assistant, Wilkinson. In this extensively revised new edition, Wilkinson, now an attorney, has kept the original concept of providing explanations of a broad range of legal principles in simple language. New chapters on gay rights, the Internet, immigration policy, the rights of the disabled, and elder law have been added. The original chapters on such topics as contracts, bankruptcy, family law, employment issues, and product liability have been updated to reflect recent changes. As a home legal reference, Everybody's Guide to the Law succeeds because it takes familiar legal problems and explains the laws and rights at issue, as well as the common complications and possible outcomes. The explanations are clear but not overly simplified, and there are appropriate cautions about seeking legal advice and about state-to-state variations in the law. Recommended for most public libraries.-Joan Pedzich, Harris Beach LLP, Rochester, NY Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060554330
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/14/2003
Series:
A Harperresource Book Series
Edition description:
Revised and Updated Edition
Pages:
633
Sales rank:
1,395,805
Product dimensions:
7.37(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.05(d)

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