Nolo's Encyclopedia of Everyday Law: Answers to Your Most Frequently Asked Legal Questions / Edition 6

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Overview

Like it or not, the law affects practically every aspect of our lives, and legal questions come up daily. Nolo's Encyclopedia of Everyday Law, a handy, information-packed resource, has the answers. Written by Nolo's expert team of attorneys, it brings together answers to hundreds of the most frequently asked legal questions on issues you face every day, including: Credit & Debt; Workplace Rights; Wills & Estate Planning; Buying a House; Divorce; Small Claims Court; Domestic Violence; Adoption; Social Security; Bankruptcy; Intellectual Property; Probate; Child Custody & Visitation; Retirement Accounts; Lemon Laws; Child Support; Legal Malpractice; Living Together; Mediation; Landlords & Tenants; Criminal Law; and much more. The 6th edition is completely updated to reflect the latest in the law.
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Editorial Reviews

From The Critics
Nolo's Everyday Law Book uses a question-and-answer format to cover a wide range of everyday legal issues.
Harry Wessel
Mike Maza
Think of this as the FAQs of legal life. Answers to these frequently asked questions draw from Nolo's wide-ranging and widely respected legal library.
Dallas Morning News
Harry Rosenthal
...designed to help those without a law degree overcome legal problems we routinely encounter.
Portland Oregonian
Library Journal
Nolo’s Everyday Law Book uses a question-and-answer format to cover a wide range of everyday legal issues. (Harry Wessel Orlando Sentinel) Practical examples, explanations of legal principles, and useful tips...
Mike Maza
Think of this as the FAQs of legal life. Answers to these frequently asked questions draw from Nolo's wide-ranging and widely respected legal library.
syndicated columnist Dallas Morning News, "Help Yourself" column
Seattle Times
I've saved the best for last; those books that are useful to any human being on the planet... Nolo Press, the kings of legal self-help, has a new edition of Nolo's.
Library Journal
This book digests information offered in many other Nolo Press titles. Chapters answer basic legal questions pertaining to estate planing, domestic relations, landlords and tenants, employment, small businesses, money management and debt, neighbor conflicts, elder law, and automobiles. Nolo's trademark style is present-plain English writing with useful lists of additional resources. The question-and-answer format forms the backbone of the book, and practical examples, explanations of legal principles, and useful tips appear throughout. Any library with a substantial collection of Nolo materials will find this to be redundant, but small collections looking for a general legal guide may want to add this latest offering.-Joan Pedzich, Harris Beach & Wilcox LLP, Rochester, N.Y.
Seattle Times
I've saved the best for last; those books that are useful to any human being on the planet... Nolo Press, the kings of legal self-help, has a new edition of Nolo's Encyclopedia of Everyday Law.
Dallas Morning News
Think of this as the FAQs of legal life. Answers to these frequently asked questions draw from Nolo's wide-ranging and widely respected legal library.
— Mike Maza
Orlando Sentinel
Uses a question-and-answer format to cover a wide range of everyday legal issues.
— Harry Wessel
Portland Oregonian
Designed to help those without a law degree overcome legal problems we routinely encounter.
— Harry Rosenthal
From the Publisher
"Chapters answer basic legal questions pertaining to estate planing, domestic relations, landlords and tenants, employment, small businesses, money management and debt, neighbor conflicts, elder law, and automobiles. Nolo's trademark style in plain English writing with useful lists of additional resources. The question-and-answer format forms the backbone of the book, and practical examples, explanations of legal principles, and useful tips appear throughout." Library Journal

"Think of this as the FAQs of legal life. Answers to these frequently asked questions draw from Nolo's wide-ranging and widely respected legal library."  Dallas Morning News

"Designed to help those without a law degree overcome the legal problems we routinely encounter."  Portland Oregonian

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Meet the Author

Shae Irving has written and edited for Nolo since 1994, specializing in estate planning and family law issues. She has written or co-written books and software, including Prenuptial Agreements: How to Write a Fair and Lasting Contract, Living Wills and Powers of Attorney for California, Get It Together: Organize Your Records So Your Family Won't Have To, and Nolo's Quicken WillMaker Plus software. Shae graduated from Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley and briefly practiced law at a large San Francisco firm before becoming a legal author.

Editors of Nolo
Nolo’s editorial department includes more than a dozen legal editors and a full-time legal researcher, who collectively have more than 100 years’ experience turning legal jargon into plain English. Most of our editors gave up careers as practicing lawyers in favor of furthering Nolo’s mission: Getting legal information into the hands of the people who really need it. All Nolo legal editors specialize in certain areas of the law, and many are recognized as national experts in their field. They write books, edit books by outside authors, and in their spare time write online articles and blogs, develop legal forms, and create the legal content of Nolo software.
 

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Table of Contents

About This Book
1. Houses
2. Neighbors
3. Landlords and Tenants
4. Workplace Rights
5. Small Businesses
6. Patents
7. Copyrights
8. Trademarks
9. Your Money
10. Cars and Driving
11. Wills and Estate Planning
12. Healthcare Directives and Powers of Attorney
13. Older Americans
14. Spouses and Partners
15. Parents and Children
16. Courts and Mediation
17. Criminal Law and Procedure
Appendix: Legal Research
Glossary
Index
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