Everyday Law Kit for Dummies

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Helps you protect your legal rights in any situation. Legal problems of any kind can be expensive! This complete kit shows you how to handle the most common ordinary legal problems-and save money, time, and hassle. The invaluable CD-ROM features basic legal forms and letters, as well as contact information for various legal organizations and agencies. The book tells you how ...
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Overview

Helps you protect your legal rights in any situation. Legal problems of any kind can be expensive! This complete kit shows you how to handle the most common ordinary legal problems-and save money, time, and hassle. The invaluable CD-ROM features basic legal forms and letters, as well as contact information for various legal organizations and agencies. The book tells you how to:
  • Protect legal rights in money matters, relationships, and more
  • Settle issues outside the courtroom through constructive conversations, mediation, contracts, and effective letter writing
  • Learn to handle-and avoid-legal problems that may arise at home or at work
  • Find the right attorney or organization if problems do develop

    About the Authors
    John Ventura (Brownsville, Texas), bestselling author of Law For Dummies and a practicing attorney for more than 12 years, has been featured on NPR, CNN and CNBC, and in many national publications.

    Mary Reed (Austin, Texas) has written numerous books on money and legal matters, and coauthored the bestselling Divorce For Dummies. She has also been a regular legal columnist to Home Office Computing and Small Business Computing magazines.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764552939
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/9/2001
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition description: BK&CD ROM
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 7.38 (w) x 9.36 (h) x 0.96 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Pt. I Law School Fundamentals 7
Ch. 1 Contracts Rule! 9
Ch. 2 Filing It or Deep-Sixing It 23
Ch. 3 Resolving Problems without Lawsuits 29
Ch. 4 Filing a Lawsuit 43
Ch. 5 Using an Attorney 61
Pt. II Credit Matters 73
Ch. 6 Consumer Credit: It's the American Way 75
Ch. 7 Dealing with Credit Bureaus and Protecting Your Financial Information 93
Ch. 8 Drowning in Debt 109
Ch. 9 Bankruptcy: The Last Resort 126
Ch. 10 Life After Debt: Making a Fresh Start 139
Pt. III Other Money Matters 149
Ch. 11 Tackling Telemarketers and Taxes 151
Ch. 12 Getting Car Smart 167
Ch. 13 Arming Yourself with Insurance 189
Ch. 14 Disposing of Your Stuff: Wills, Trusts, Living Wills, and More 201
Pt. IV Home Matters 225
Ch. 15 Buying or Selling Your Home 227
Ch. 16 Getting a Mortgage 253
Ch. 17 Improving Your Home: Working with Contractors 269
Ch. 18 Being a Tenant 279
Pt. V Personal Matters 295
Ch. 19 Insuring Yourself and Your Loved Ones 297
Ch. 20 Accessing Your Medicare Benefits 313
Pt. VI The Part of Tens 331
Ch. 21 Ten Resources You Can Rely On 333
Ch. 22 Ten Law-Oriented Web Sites to Bookmark 337
App. A: About the CD 341
Index 347
Hungry Minds End-User License Agreement 361
Installation Instructions 363
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