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American Bar Association Family Legal Guide, Third Edition

Everything your family needs to know about the law and real estate, consumer protection, health ... Bar Association Family Legal Guide)

Published by Random House Reference .
Written in English.

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The law affects almost everything you do-from making a purchase, to driving a car, to interacting with others.

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Lawyer basics -- When do you need a lawyer? -- Looking for a lawyer -- Legal fees and expenses -- When things go wrong -- Introduction to the legal system -- The structure of the court system -- The civil trial : step by step -- Mediation and small-claims court -- Marriage -- Money matters during marriage -- Children -- Separation, annulment, and divorce -- Introduction to buying and selling a home -- Meeting the players -- Financing a home purchase -- The steps of buying and selling a home -- Tax considerations -- Property rights and restrictions -- Property insurance and other protections -- Homeowner's insurance -- Managing neighborhood problems -- Remodeling -- Shared ownership : condos and condominiums -- The financial side of home ownership -- Renting basics -- Maintaining rental property -- Ending the landlord-tenant relationship -- Other issues -- Credit basics -- Choosing a credit card -- Applying for credit -- Credit records -- Debt, debt collection, and credit repair -- Introduction to bankruptcy -- Straight bankruptcy : chapter 7 -- Chapter 13 -- Chapter 13 or chapter 7? -- Introduction to contracts -- Types of contracts -- Special consumer protections -- Travel -- When things go wrong --

Online purchases -- Computers on the job -- Internet issues -- Computer copyright and trademark issues -- Law enforcement and the computer -- Child protection and the internet -- Buying, renting, and leasing a car -- Consumer protections -- Inspections and repairs -- Your automobile and the police -- Accidents and insurance -- Introduction to law and the workplace -- Federal laws regulating the workplace -- The hiring process -- On the job -- Leaving a job -- Starting a business -- Franchising and buying a business -- Types of business organizations -- Intellectual property -- Business problems -- The basics of personal injury law -- Negligence -- Strict liability -- Intentional wrongs -- The basics of criminal law -- The police and your rights -- Court procedures -- Age discrimination on the job -- Pensions -- Social security and supplemental security income -- Health and long-term care benefits -- Housing and long-term care options -- Rights of people with disabilities -- A right to control your own affairs -- The Older Americans Act and services -- Patients' rights -- Health-care options -- Regulating health-care professionals -- Specific issues in health care -- Estate-planning basics -- Wills -- Trusts and living trusts -- Other estate-planning assets and tools -- Some special circumstances -- Death and taxes -- Probate -- Appendix -- Glossary.

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