Is the noise from next door keeping you up at night? Is the view from your backyard being obstructed? Is a neighborhood business driving you crazy? Learn your rights and responsibilities with Neighbor Law, Nolo's clear-cut, comprehensive guide to the laws concerning common neighbor disputes. This popular bestseller covers: fences trees animal issues boundaries blocked views noise water issues neighborhood businesses dangers to children ("attractive nuisances") secondhand smoke and other pollutants, and drones. In plain English, Neighbor Law explains how to find applicable laws and resolve disputes without going to court. It tells you when the law is on your side and how to deal with your neighbors without creating enemies. If you must go to small claims court, you will also find all the facts you need here.
The law affects practically every aspect of our lives, and legal questions come up daily. This handy, information-packed resources answers hundreds of the most frequently asked questions, in plain English, with no mind-numbing legalese.
Reliable legal forms for common personal and family transactions At one time or another, we all need to get an agreement in writing. But where to start? 101 Law Forms for Personal Use makes it easy to create legal agreements and organize essential information. The plain-English instructions will help you: Sell personal property: All the agreements you need to sell a motor vehicle, boat or other valuable property. Delegate authority: Create temporary guardianship of a child, pet care agreements, limited powers of attorney and other essential documents. Plan your estate: Make a simple will and use worksheets to track beneficiaries and assets. Rent out a place to live: Use the rental application, move-in letter, checklist, notice of needed repairs and other forms. Borrow or lend money: Prepare a solid legal contract (promissory note). Included are five forms—one for every common borrowing/lending situation. Buy a house: Run the numbers with a financial statement, and then use the house comparison worksheet, moving checklist and other forms. 101 Law Forms for Personal Use can also help you: settle legal disputes deal with junk mail and telemarketers handle personal finances hire household help and much more This new edition is completely updated for accuracy and ease of use, including reviewed and updated forms, instructions and resources.
Author: Bill Adler
Release Date: 2000-08-01
Genre: Family & Relationships
Coming to the rescue of people with obnoxious or inconsiderate neighbors, Adler mixes humor with serious advice as he discusses solutions to the wide range of neighbor disputes, including when to use friendly negotiation and when it's time for all-out war. Illustrations throughout.
Author: Stephen Elias
Release Date: 1993-05-01
Genre: Business & Economics
When buying or selling a high ticket item such as a car, boat, computer or other personal property, it's wise to set out in writing exactly what is changing hands and on what terms--or disagreements and problems can crop up later. Contains line-by-line instructions and fill-in-the-black forms for buying and selling high ticket items. Good in all 50 states.
Author: Ralph E. Warner
Release Date: 1999
Genre: House buying
This bestselling book offers effective strategies for buying a house in California's unique real estate market. It shows California home buyers how to find a house, raise money for a down payment, find the best mortgage, take advantage of creative financing techniques, work with real estate agents, arrange inspections, make an offer, negotiate intelligently and go through escrow. Updated to reflect the most recent changes in the housing market and federal and state laws, the fifth edition includes new information on real estate tax laws, safety and natural hazards disclosure requirements, online real estate services and information, home inspection strategies and negotiation techniques for real estate transactions. Includes all the necessary real estate forms and worksheets.
Custody and Support: Get the Answers You Need When you’re getting divorced, you can make a tough time easier for your children (and yourself) if you work with the other parent to draw up a custody plan and agree on child support. If you can’t work out custody and support, you’ll have to head to court and ask a judge to step in. Either way, Nolo’s Essential Guide to Child Custody & Support can help. You’ll learn: how negotiation and mediation can keep costs down, ease the transition for kids, and improve future dealings with your exwhere to find your state’s child support guidelineshow judges make custody decisionshow to enforce and change custody and support ordershow court trials workwhat military families need to knowwhen you need a lawyer and how to work with one You’ll also find specifics about each state’s laws, including what factors courts consider when they rule on custody arrangements, what happens when one parent wants to move away with the children, and how you can change custody or support orders.
Author: Margaret C. Jasper
Release Date: 2007
Good fences may make good neighbors, but do you have the right to put up the fence if it obstructs your neighbor's view? This handy almanac addresses all the thorny issues that arise when people live in proximity to one another. Topics include boundary disputes, common areas and shared responsibilities, view obstruction, liability for property damage, abandoned and unkempt property, dangerous pets, and home-based businesses and zoning ordinances. For those issues that cannot be resolved otherwise, this almanac also covers dispute mediation, and as a last resort, taking your neighbor to small claims court. L Topics covered include the rights and responsibilities of neighbors, common conflicts, and how to resolve a dispute before it escalates into a costly lawsuit or violence. This almanac also explores dispute mediation, and small claims court. The Appendix provides applicable statutes, resource directories, and other pertinent information and data , such as a warning letter, condominium fine policy, noise ordinance, and an agreement to mediate dispute. L The Legal Almanac series consists of over 75 handy guides for the lay person on all aspects of the law. Each volume includes an overview of the topic followed by chapters on the major issues in that subject. Each volume contains an Appendix containing several primary source documents as well as practical forms and checklists. A Glossary defines any technical terms used in the text.
Author: Kay F. Rubin
Release Date: 2017-04-15
This book lays out issues and provides guidance for resolving common disputes. Includes checklists, tips, and forms to aid in preparing a complaint or response, conducting client interviews, and dealing with emotional clients. Addresses causes of action, remedies, recouping fees, and available defenses.