Law For Dummies

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Wiley, Sep 6, 1996 - Law - 384 pages
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Do you know your legal rights and responsibilities if you’re buying or selling a home, applying for a job, or getting a divorce? Are you baffled by the legalese used in contracts, insurance policies, warranties, and other documents? If you want to protect both yourself and your family from the many legal problems that have become commonplace in today’s society, you don’t need a law degree—all you need is a basic understanding of the law.

Whether you’re a consumer, employee, or small business owner, Law For Dummies will help you discover your legal rights, responsibilities, and obligations in a wide range of areas. Best of all, this friendly guide will also improve your understanding of how to use laws without resorting to attorneys! You can use this book to answer specific questions about the law as it relates to particular areas of your life or you can use it as a guide to low-cost or no-cost sources of legal advice, including government agencies and nonprofit organizati ons.

Law For Dummies is packed with the tools and resources you need to make informed legal decisions. You’ll become familiar with a variety of laws that can affect you personally—from retirement, health care, and housing laws to personal finance, employment, divorce, and privacy laws. You’ll also discover how to:

  • Make sense of the U.S. legal system
  • Resolve legal problems as quickly as possible with a minimum amount of money and stress
  • Correct errors on your credit report
  • Prepare wills and other legal documents
  • Avoid legal hassles when running a business
  • Protect your rights at work
  • Collect child support
If you’re like many Americans today, you probably feel overwhelmed by the rules, regulations, and red tape that seem to govern and complicate every aspect f your daily life. With Law For Dummies you can boost your legal know-how and solve a number of everyday legal problems that may come your way.

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About the author (1996)

John Ventura is a board certified bankruptcy attorney who counsels consumers and small business owners. He's been featured in many publications, including Money, Newsweek, Kiplinger's, and The Wall Street Journal.

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