An essential guide to legal self-help literature by a leading authority in the field.
With no previous legal background, you will be able to find books to answer your most frequently asked legal questions, including:
→ How do I handle my own divorce?
→ How do I contest my real estate assessment?
→ How can I help my heirs avoid probate?
→ What are my rights as a tenant? As a landlord?
→ What happens if my aunt dies without a will?
→ How can I patent my invention?
→ How do I contest a traffic ticket?
→ How can I legally change my name?
→ How do I start a small business?
→ How can I take a business owner to small claims court?
→ How can I mediate a property line dispute with my neighbor?
These and many other legal matters can be handled without hiring a lawyer, or make you better prepared when you do choose to engage a lawyer. This book will lead you to sources of expert advice on doing just that, and saving money in the process.
Thousands of other legal questions are addressed in the nearly 900 substantive reviews of self-help books and secondary sources contained in A Layperson’s Guide to Legal Research and Self-Help Law Books. Each of the more than eighty-seven legal specialty bibliographies contained in this unique reference tool is preceded by an invaluable introduction which lays out the nature of the law in that field and the sources of that law, whether constitutional, statutory, common law based, or regulatory, or some combination of these. Links to relevant web sites and research sites are also included, as well as a complete directory of public law libraries around the country