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Family Legal Guide - 94 edition

Family Legal Guide (ISBN10: 0812923618; ISBN13: 9780812923612)
ISBN13: 978-0812923612
ISBN10: 0812923618

Summary: The American Bar Association Family Legal Guide offers the most comprehensive, useful, and authoritative information available on how the law affects individuals at home, at work, and at play. This practical guide will help consumers steer clear of many legal pitfalls and will guide readers to a better understanding of their rights and responsibilities under the law. The book has been prepared by many experts in a wide range of legal areas, under the careful direction of the America ...show moren Bar Association, the nation's leading authority on legal matters. Using a straightforward question-and-answer format -- along with numerous sidebars, charts and graphs -- this volume is divided into specific subject areas for easy reference. The first chapter, ''When and How to Use a Lawyer,'' helps you determine when to contact a lawyer, how to find one -- and which kind; it will explain the questions to ask and provides an understanding of fees and expenses. Also included are the alternatives to lawsuits and what you can do if a lawyer does not satisfy you. Next is a clear and thorough explanation of ''How the Legal System Works.'' It clearly explains the different court systems and discusses juries, trials, verdicts, and post-trial procedures. The rest of the book looks at how the law affects all of us in our everyday lives, focusing on our questions and concerns as we go about our daily affairs. For example, families are tremendously important to us, and the chapter on ''Family Law'' provides valuable information on marriage (and money), children, separation, annulment, and divorce. Several chapters look at how the law affects where we live. ''Buying and Selling a Home'' introduces the players involved and provides tips on selecting a ''seller's broker'' and a ''buyer's broker,'' as well as how to work without an agent. This chapter also explains your rights concerning the purchase contract, home inspections, home loans, the title and closing, as well as tax considerations and the Fair Hou ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 94
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Publisher: Times Books
Year Published: 1994
International: No



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