The Legal Answer Book for Families

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NOLO, Feb 23, 2011 - Family & Relationships - 400 pages
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Marriage, divorce, child custody, child support, adoptions, elder care, inheritance rules, and children's problems with school, bullies, or the law are a few of the many legal topics that affect family life. The Legal Answer Book for Families by Attorney Emily Doskow and Marcia Stewart, is a plain-English guide for every imaginable family legal situation, large or small.

Is your teen threatening to get a tattoo? Looking for your state rules on adoption? Is your deadbeat ex failing to pay child support? Want help figuring out an elder parent's eligibility for Medicaid? Need updated info on your state's family court resources and forms? Find the answer quickly in the easy-to-understand The Legal Answer Book for Families which contains an invaluable appendix outlining every state's laws on important family law issues. The book also includes a carefully chosen list of the best websites for information on specific legal topics affecting families, from independent adoptions to state help with insurance.

The Legal Answer Book for Families aims to provide comprehensive coverage of legal subjects in handy desk reference style suited for the needs of every family. When your family's needs are on the line, turn to this guidebook to answer all of your concerns.

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User Review  - saraswati27 - LibraryThing

I'm an attorney by trade and I usually keep Nolo books in my library to help my clients. This is a great book in terms of giving an overview to a lot of very common issues faced by families. Nolo does ... Read full review

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User Review  - ambiguouslyme - LibraryThing

As someone about to get married and considering the implications of starting a family, this book has been helpful for figuring out what needs to get done ahead of time to make sure we're in the best ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Doskow is a practicing attorney and mediator who has worked with families in the Bay Area for more than 15 years. She specializes in family law, including adoption, parentage issues, domestic partnership formation and dissolution, and divorce. She is a graduate of the Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California at Berkeley.

Stewart writes and edits books on landlord-tenant law, real estate, and other consumer issues. She is the co-author of First-Time Landlord, Nolo's Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home, Every Landlord's Legal Guide, Every Tenant's Legal Guide, Leases and Rental Agreements, and Renters' Rights.

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