Author: Paul Bergman
Release Date: 2016-09-21
How to prepare and present a winning civil court case Many disputes are too big for small claims court but too small to justify a lawyer’s fee. Fortunately, if you are willing to learn the courtroom ropes, you can successfully handle your own case from start to finish. Represent Yourself in Court breaks the pretrial and trial process down into easy-to-understand steps. Armed with these clear and thorough instructions, you’ll be well prepared to: file court papers present an opening statement deal with pretrial issues cross-examine hostile witnesses handle depositions make and respond to objections pick a jury if necessary get help from an attorney or legal coach discover, obtain and prepare your evidence deal with the court clerk and judge line up and prepare witnesses Whether you are a plaintiff or a defendant, this book will help you handle a bankruptcy, divorce, landlord-tenant dispute, breach of contract case, small business dispute—or any other civil lawsuit. This new edition is completely updated to include the latest rules and court procedures.
Everything you wanted to know about the law, but couldn't afford to ask. How do I get a collection agency to stop harassing me? What are the pros and cons of the different types of adoption? Do I need a copyright for my YouTube videos? What are my rights when it comes to a noisy neighbor? Like it or not, the law affects practically every aspect of our lives, and legal questions can come up daily. Nolo's Encyclopedia of Everyday Law has the answers you need to make sound decisions wherever the law touches your life. Written by Nolo's expert team of attorneys, the book provides concise, plain-English answers to hundreds of the most frequently asked legal questions about everyday legal issues, including: credit, debt, and bankruptcy landlord-tenant law wills, living trusts, and estate planning workplace rights Social Security divorce, child custody, and visitation copyright, lawsuits, and more.
Author: Robin Leonard
Release Date: 2015-07-01
Genre: Business & Economics
Are you overwhelmed by your debts? Feeling squeezed by the housing bust? Or simply want to get smarter about managing your money? If you're ready to regain your financial freedom, you'll find everything you need in this comprehensive guide. Solve Your Money Troubles shows you how to: prioritize debts & create a budget negotiate with creditors stop harassment by debt collectors deal with wage garnishment, car repossession, and foreclosure reduce student loan payments know what to expect if a creditor sues rebuild your credit decide if bankruptcy is the right option for you To make the process easier, Solve Your Money Troubles includes sample letters to negotiate with creditors, as well as worksheets and charts to calculate your debts and expenses and help you create a repayment plan.
Author: Victoria E. Green, J.D.
Release Date: 2010-09-07
Have you been confused by a lawsuit? We can help. Millions of civil lawsuits are filed in the U.S. court system, costing billions of dollars in legal fees to those involved. The process is so complex that few people can pursue civil action without professional help, leaving them totally at a lawyer's mercy. Yet how many people truly know what they're getting into when they're involved in a lawsuit? The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Lawsuits clarifies the entire process in layman's terms. Expert litigator and law professor Victoria E. Green offers valuable insight into: ?The pros and cons of filing lawsuits ?How they begin and each party's response ?Selecting and paying attorneys ?Consequences of the settlement and appeals
Author: Paul Bergman
Release Date: 2018-01-30
Criminal law books are usually for lawyers. Not this one. It is the preeminent overview of the criminal justice system for consumers. It’s for anyone interested in the criminal justice system, from those personally involved in it to those who simply want to understand it. It’s the perfect gift for friends who love CSI and Law & Order, or the popular podcast Serial. It’s one of two Nolo books to appear in a movie Teaching Mrs. Tingle w/ Helen Mirren (1999).
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.
Author: Ralph E. Warner
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.
"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.
Author: Gregory Okwuosah
Publisher: Author House
Release Date: 2008-01-03
This book in plain English gives you what you need in order to confidently prepare and present your case against the IRS before a Tax Court judge. No time is wasted in the book discussing information you don't need. Thus, you can quickly read the information it contains, digest it, and use it to focus on preparing your case. Step-by-step, the book walks you through how to file your petition with the Tax Court, prepare your case for trial (if it does not settle), and present it as clearly as possible in order to improve your chances of winning. The book also includes samples of forms, letters, and documents that you may need or receive from the IRS, starting from before you file your petition with the Court to after the case is settled or tried, so that, at each stage, you'd have a reasonably good idea of what you're dealing with, and be able to develop an appropriate response. For example, the book includes: . Sample Notice of Deficiency - your "access" to the Tax Court; . Sample Petition forms; . Sample Motion to the Court; . Sample Pretrial Notice; . Sample Pretrial Memorandum; and . Sample Stipulation of Facts