Know Your Rights!: Answers to Texans' Everyday Legal Questions

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Richard Alderman, "The People's Lawyer," addresses the legal aspects surrounding credit, bankruptcy, employment, fraud, leases, mail-order, and many other everyday issues which can complicate our lives. Divorce and child custody, immigration, starting a business, and wills and probate are just some of the topics covered. Written especially for Texans, this helpful guide lists addresses and phone numbers of credit bureaus, federal enforcement agencies, and other valuable information sources, and also contains ...
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Overview

Richard Alderman, "The People's Lawyer," addresses the legal aspects surrounding credit, bankruptcy, employment, fraud, leases, mail-order, and many other everyday issues which can complicate our lives. Divorce and child custody, immigration, starting a business, and wills and probate are just some of the topics covered. Written especially for Texans, this helpful guide lists addresses and phone numbers of credit bureaus, federal enforcement agencies, and other valuable information sources, and also contains legal forms (including a durable power of attorney and a living will) and model letters to help you handle matters correctly.
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Editorial Reviews

Molly Maness-Barnes
This book keeps you well informed about your legal rights. This is good and bad for Judges. The litigants are better prepared and so dockets run smoothly... but .... we now have to be even better at what we do. When litigants come in quoting Richard Alderman, I know, I better really be on my toes.
Lynne Liberato
The best book in Texas for straightforward answers to legal questions that complicate our lives.
Judge Molly Maness-Barnes
This book keeps you well informed about your legal rights. This is good and bad for Judges. The litigants are better prepared and so dockets run smoothly... but .... we now have to be even better at what we do. When litigants come in quoting Richard Alderman, I know, I better really be on my toes.
Nancy B. Rapoport
In his latest edition of Know Your Rights!, Professor Alderman continues his tradition of giving the people of Texas a gift—the gift of understanding their legal rights and responsibilities. He demystifies the law and makes it user-friendly for the reader. This book is a must-read for the lawyer and non-lawyer alike.
"Judge" Larry Joe Doherty
This book is better than having a lawyer in the family. Know Your Rights! is more than just 'A little bit of knowledge' and not nearly as dangerous. READ IT. That's an order!
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Meet the Author

Richard M. Alderman, B.S., J.D., LL.M., is associate dean for academic affairs and Dwight Olds Chair in Law at the University of Houston Law Center. Since 1980 he has appeared regularly on radio and television as "The People's Lawyer." He lives in Houston, Texas.
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Table of Contents

1 Preface to the first edition 2 Preface to the seventh edition 3 Applying for Credit 4 Bankruptcy 5 Banks & Banking 6 Contracts 7 Credit Cards 8 Debt Collection 9 Divorce & Child Custody 10 Door-to-Door Sales 11 Employment 12 False & Deceptive Acts 13 Immigration 14 Landlord & Tenant Rights 15 Lawyers 16 Mail-Order, Telephone, & Online Sales 17 Neighborly Problems 18 Small Claims Court 19 Starting a Business 20 Warranties 21 Wills & Probate 22 Index 23 About the Author
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  • Posted March 3, 2009

    excellent long awaited book!

    contains the kind of tips everybodymust know, but doesn't, about how to properly manage legal, personal and state issues without making mistakes

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