Everybody s Guide to Small Claims Court

Author: Ralph Warner
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413322187
Release Date: 2016-03-10
Genre: Law

You don’t need a lawyer to win in small claims court—you need to know how to prepare and present your own case. Smart preparation for your day in court can make the difference between receiving a check and writing one. Everybody’s Guide to Small Claims Court provides the information, tips, and strategies you need to sue someone successfully or put up a winning defense. Find out how to: file and serve papers mediate an out-of-court settlement prepare evidence to support your case decide how much to sue for line up persuasive witnesses present a winning case collect money when you win This edition is completely updated to include the latest procedures and information for small claims courts in every state. Plus, this book includes useful, practical tips by small claims court judges and commissioners who’ve seen it all. If you are a California resident? Check out Everybody's Guide to Small Claims Court in California

Everybody s Guide to Small Claims Court in California

Author: Ralph Warner
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413314540
Release Date: 2010-03-17
Genre: Law

Evaluate your claim, figure out your best course of action and represent yourself in small claims court with this definitive guide Represent yourself in small claims court and win! Whether you're a plaintiff or a defendant, if you're going to small claims court in California, you need the expertise found in the only guide that provides tips by former judges. Everybody's Guide to Small Claims Court in California shows you how to: evaluate whether you have a winning case mediate a settlement determine how much to sue for write your demand letter file and serve papers prepare evidence and witnesses for court plan a winning courtroom strategy convince the judge that you are right collect your money when you win Everybody's Guide to Small Claims Court in California gives you step-by-step instructions to bring or defend your case. From preparing evidence and lining up persuasive witnesses, to making a presentation in court and collecting the money you're awarded, this plain English book leads you through the entire process of going to court without a lawyer. Plus, it's the only book around that helps you factor in out-of-court issues, such as personal relationships, to help you determine whether going to court is worth the potential for recovery. The 18th edition is updated with the latest rules and statutes for California's small claims courts, including instructions for accessing local courts and finding out their procedures.

Save Your Small Business

Author: Ralph E. Warner
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413310412
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Business & Economics

Written by a business owner who has survived three decades of challenges, this resource provides 12 no-nonsense strategies for small business owners on protecting personal assets from creditors and surviving the current recession.

Everybody s Guide to Small Claims Court

Author: Ralph E. Warner
Publisher:
ISBN: MINN:31951D02231999T
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Actions and defenses

Provides practical information on preparing a small claims case, including determining the damages, mediating a settlement, preparing for court, and collecting money.

Nolo s Essential Retirement Tax Guide

Author: Twila Slesnick
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413309126
Release Date: 2008-12-01
Genre: Business & Economics

"When you retire, your taxes, and potential deductions, change considerably. Step-by-step ... [this book] explains all these changes in plain English, and covers the tax considerations of doing volunteer work, increased medical expenses, buying a boat, RV or second home, making charitable donations, paying for a grandchild's education, living off your investments, selling or renting out a home, starting a business, [and] giving financial help to family members. Plus, make sure you don't miss a single deduction with easy-to-use checklists."--Publisher's description.

Manager s Legal Handbook The

Author: Amy DelPo
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413315103
Release Date: 2009-11-23
Genre: Business & Economics

The quick reference to employment law for anyone who oversees workers. Whether you're managing workers or working in the HR department, The Manager's Legal Handbook is the perfect introduction to supervising employees and independent contractors safely and legally. Need some information about overtime? Want some useful ideas on workplace policies? Have a question about trade secrets and need the answer now? This one-of-a-kind book provides everything you need to stay within the bounds of the law, including: frequently asked questions concise articles helpful tips "lessons from the real world" dozens of resources, online and off Designed for managers and supervisors who need answers quickly, as well as professionals pursuing a career in human resources, The Manager's Legal Handbook covers hiring, firing and everything in between. The 5th edition is completely overhauled to provide quick answers to the questions that managers encounter every day. It includes updated 50-state legal charts and new sections on setting pay and communicating with employees.

Retire And Start Your Own Business

Author: Martha Sargent
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413315530
Release Date: 2008-04-29
Genre: Business & Economics

The only book that helps entrepreneurial retirees figure out how to get that dream business up and running! If you plan to retire and start your own business then this one-of-a-kind book is ideal for you. A comprehensive, step-by-step guide, Retire -- And Start Your Own Business is packed with practical, hands-on tools (including a CD-ROM) to help entrepreneurs like you pick and run a perfect business. This book is at the leading edge of the new retirement: more retirees need or want to keep working. It shows you how to: define success for you take stock of your skills and experience work with the time and money you have generate business ideas perform four "reality checks" on your best idea get ready to launch your business understand important legal, financial and tax matters find the best health insurance and more Plus: Retire--And Start Your Own Business provides dozens of exercises that can help you understand exactly what you want from your businesses and your life. The CD-ROM provides Excel spreadsheets, plus additional worksheets and lessons not included in the book. The CD-ROM that accompanies the printed version of this book includes forms or other tools; in this eBook, you'll find all those documents in the appendix or at the back of the book.

Taking Care of Your Corporation

Author: Anthony Mancuso
Publisher: NOLO
ISBN: 0873372239
Release Date: 1994-01-01
Genre: Corporate governance

From an attorney and author, a practical workbook for making and documenting important legal, tax, and financial decisions during the life of a corporation--and for protecting the corporation in case of audit. Provides tear-out forms for keeping minutes, arranging meetings, and entering into transactions. Illustrations.

How to Seal Your Juvenile Criminal Records in California

Author: Warren Siegel
Publisher: NOLO
ISBN: 0873375661
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Law

A must-have for anyone who has ever been arrested, convicted of a crime or been found delinquent in juvenile court. This book explains what a criminal record is and what harm it can do to future employment, licenses, driving and immigration.

Patent Copyright Trademark

Author: Stephen Elias
Publisher: NOLO
ISBN: UOM:39015034526478
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Copyright

This reference is for anyone who works with intellectual property and needs to understand the ins and outs of intellectual property law.

Hiring independent contractors

Author: Stephen Fishman
Publisher: NOLO
ISBN: 0873373081
Release Date: 1996-04
Genre: Business & Economics

To help employers understand the risks and benefits of hiring independent contractors, this book explains who qualifies as an independent contractor for the purposes of the IRS, workers' compensation, federal labor laws, and more. It also explains how to hire independent contractors and make good agreements with them. Tear-out agreements also provided on disk. Illustrations.

Form Your Own Limited Liability Company

Author: Anthony Mancuso
Publisher: NOLO
ISBN: STANFORD:36105061820119
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Limited liability partnership

Forming a limited liability company lets business owners get the best of two worlds: the informality and tax benefits of a partnership and the personal protection from business debts of a corporations. Attorney Anthony Mancuso provides all the step-by-step instructions and forms necessary to set up a limited liability company without costly legal fees. Illus.