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Law for dummies

Law for dummies

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  • Creator or Attribution (Responsibility): John Ventura
  • Biografical Information: John Ventura, JD, is a board-certified bankruptcy attorney and an authority on consumer and small business legal issues. His books include The Credit Repair Kit and The Bankruptcy Kit.
  • Language: English
  • Jurisdiction(s): Indiana
  • Publication Information: Hoboken, N.J. ; Chichester : Wiley Pub., ©2005
  • Publication Type (Medium): Popular works
  • Material: Internet resource
  • Type: Book, Internet Resource
  • Series title: –For dummies.
  • Permalink: (Stable identifier)

Short Description

XVII, 366 pages : ILlustrations ; 24 cm.

Purpose and Intended Audience

Useful for students learning an area of law, Law for dummies is also useful for lawyers seeking to apply the law to issues arising in practice.

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Bibliographic information

  • Responsable Person: by John Ventura.
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Copyright Date: 2005
  • Location: Hoboken, N.J.
  • Country/State: Indiana
  • Number of Editions: 8 editions
  • First edition Date: 1996
  • Last edition Date: 2011
  • General Notes: Includes index.
  • Languages: US English
  • Library of Congress Code: KF387
  • Dewey Code: 349.73
  • ISBN: 0764558307 9780764558306
  • OCLC: 58567914

Publisher Description:

Get answers to your legal questions – in plain English!
Find out how to protect your family, your money, your job, and your rights
If you're like most people, you probably don't know much about your legal rights and responsibilities – until you run smack-dab into a messy legal problem. Now revised and updated, this friendly guide helps you get a handle on a wide range of everyday legal issues, decipher legal mumbo-jumbo – and come out on top.
Discover how to:

Protect your child support rights

Arm yourself against identity theft

Clean up your credit and improve your credit score

Hire the right attorney for your needs

Draw up wills and living wills

Main Contents

Part I : Basic Legal Stuff. All about our legal system ; Do it yourself : solving your own legal problems ; Solving legal problems with an attorney
Part II : Laws That Affect Your Daily Life. Relationships, marriage, and divorce ; Parenting and child care ; The law and your job ; Driving and the law ; Privacy : do you really have any?
Part III : The Law And Your Money. So you want to be an entrepreneur! ; Credit : getting it, using it, losing it, rebuilding it ; Smart spending ; Buying and selling a home
Part IV : Tough Stuff: Being Sick, Getting Older, Dying. Your health care rights ; Getting older : we all do it ; Estate planning ; Death and dying : doing it gracefully
Part V : Crime And Punishment. Do the crime, do the time ; Juvenile law : the times are changing
Part VI : The Part Of Tens. More than ten ways to avoid legal problems ; Ten common mistakes consumers make when hiring an attorney.

Table of Contents

Part I: Basic Legal Stuff.
Chapter 1: All About Our Legal System.
Chapter 2: Do It Yourself: Solving Your Own Legal Problems.
Chapter 3: Solving Legal Problems with an Attorney.
Part II: Laws That Affect Your Daily Life.
Chapter 4: Relationships, Marriage, and Divorce.
Chapter 5: Parenting and Child Care.
Chapter 6: The Law and Your Job.
Chapter 7: Driving and the Law.
Chapter 8: Privacy: Do You Really Have Any?
Part III: The Law and Your Money.
Chapter 9: So You Want to Be an Entrepreneur!
Chapter 10: Credit: Getting It, Using It, Losing It, Rebuilding It.
Chapter 11: Smart Spending.
Chapter 12: Buying and Selling a Home.
Part IV: Tough Stuff: Being Sick, Getting Older, Dying.
Chapter 13: Your Health Care Rights.
Chapter 14: Getting Older: We All Do It.
Chapter 15: Estate Planning.
Chapter 16: Death and Dying: Doing It Gracefully.
Part V: Crime and Punishment.
Chapter 17: Do the Crime, Do the Time.
Chapter 18: Juvenile Law: The Times Are Changing.
Part VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 19: More Than Ten Ways to Avoid Legal Problems.
Chapter 20: Ten Common Mistakes Consumers Make When Hiring an Attorney.

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  • Author: Tom Wood
  • Description: Law for dummies Law of America > Law of the United States > Federal law. Common and collective state law Individual states [...]

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General and comprehensive works

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