Nolo's Guide to California Law

Author: N.A

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413313949

Category: Law

Page: 422

View: 8187

A resource on California law covers real estate, divorce, adoption and much more, in a updated edition that looks at domestic partnerships, employment protections, consumer privacy and more. Original.
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Nolo's Essential Guide to Divorce

Author: Emily Doskow

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413325327

Category: Law

Page: 528

View: 1213

Nolo's Essential Guide to Divorce provides clear answers that can help make divorce simpler and reduce its financial and emotional cost. Readers will even learn how to complete the divorce with minimal help from an attorney. With compassion and understanding, Nolo's Essential Guide to Divorce explains what to expect through each stage of divorce. It helps readers: understand the divorce process learn about different types of divorce, including mediated, collaborative, and contested identify and divide property and assets fairly work with mediators or lawyers avoid expensive and painful court battles establish child custody and visitation arrangements handle child support issues, including how support is paid and enforced draft a marital settlement agreement deal with divorce emergencies address post-divorce issues, and negotiate and settle spousal support.
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Nolo's Essential Guide to Child Custody and Support

Author: Emily Doskow

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413324355

Category: Law

Page: 392

View: 5914

When you’re getting divorced, you can make a tough time easier for your children (and yourself) if you and the other parent can create your own 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 ex where to find your state’s child support guidelines how judges make custody decisions how to enforce and change custody and support orders how court trials work what military families need to know when 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.
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How to Form a Nonprofit Corporation in California

Author: Anthony Mancuso

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413324061

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 392

View: 5649

Form a California nonprofit corporation Tens of thousands of arts groups, educators, social service agencies, environmental groups and others have used this bestselling book to form their California nonprofit. Your group can, too. Obtaining 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status has just become a lot easier with the new IRS Form 1023-EZ streamlined application. Use this book to form your California nonprofit corporation and obtain your federal and state tax exemptions. We provide step-by-step instructions for both the Form 1023 and the new easier Form 1023-EZ. How to Form a Nonprofit Corporation in California shows you how to: choose a corporate name and structure prepare and file nonprofit articles with the state of California qualify as a 501(c)(3) public charity obtain your federal and California tax exemptions create bylaws set up a corporate records book prepare minutes of your first board meeting and handle postincorporation filings and tasks. This new edition is completely updated to cover changes to the law.
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How to Probate an Estate in California

Author: Julia Nissley,Lisa Fialco

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413324894

Category: Law

Page: 464

View: 2378

Handle probate yourself - and save time and money When you've lost a loved one, the inevitable legal matters can seem difficult and confusing. But in most cases, probate involves little more than routine paperwork to transfer assets to family members and other beneficiaries. How to Probate an Estate in California explains, step-by-step, how to wrap up a basic estate. Whether you do it yourself or work with a lawyer, you'll save money and time. With this easy-to-follow guide, you'll learn how to: read and understand a will or trust determine who inherits if there is no will pay bills and taxes complete and file all necessary court paperwork collect life insurance and other death benefits transfer real estate, securities, vehicles, and other assets to heirs and beneficiaries transfer some assets without probate Even if you hire a lawyer to do some of the paperwork, this book demystifies the process so that you can make informed decisions and communicate intelligently with the attorney about the estate--and save cash in the process. Why pay a lawyer over $15,000 to probate a $500,000 estate, when you can do much of it on your own? Every page of this new edition has been reviewed and revised by a practicing probate lawyer. It provides fresh and accurate information about probating an estate in California.
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The California Landlord's Law Book

Rights & Responsibilities

Author: David Brown,Janet Portman,Scott Freedman,Nils Rosenquest

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413323634

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 512

View: 6952

No resource, in print or online, gives such detailed and practical information to California landlords and property managers, who are subject to a large number of detailed state, local, and federal laws and regulations. The 40+ forms are designed for every common situation, from tenancy terminations to notices to enter to required disclosures—all of which are subject to legal requirements.
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How to Do Your Own Divorce in California in 2013

An Essential Guide for Every Kind of Divorce

Author: Ed Sherman

Publisher: Nolo PressOccidental

ISBN: 9780944508886

Category: Law

Page: 238

View: 9850

For over 40 years this is THE book Californians turn to when facing divorce. Because of this book, about 60% of all California divorces go through the court system without the help (not to mention the expense and contentiousness) of lawyers, and over the years have saved untold BILLIONS of dollars in legal fees. This book shows you how to: Understand the rules and standards for a California divorce Decide what's fair and you want in your settlement agreement File a Petition or a Response Make a Settlement Agreement Get your Judgment It also includes practical advice, step-by-step instructions, forms and free help with local forms. The first part explains in detail how the law says you can divide your property and settle issues of custody, visitation and child support. It discusses the implications of doing your own divorce, how to start a divorce, how to serve divorce papers, California residency requirements, mandatory disclosure, the difference between retaining and just using an attorney, how to solve problems that come up, when you should get some help,how much your divorce will cost, and much more. The second part guides readers through the court process step by step — how to complete each of the forms and file them with the court.
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How to Adopt Your Stepchild in California

Author: Frank Zagone,Mary Randolph

Publisher: NOLO

ISBN: 9780873375061

Category: Adoption

Page: 192

View: 3147

Packed with plain-English advice and step-by-step instructions for executing a stepparent adoption without a lawyer, this book explains how to: -- decide if adoption is right for a family -- determine if it's a legal possibility -- choose the correct procedure -- prepare and file all necessary papers with the court -- take a petition through the courtProvides all the necessary forms, as tear-outs and on a CD-ROM.
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Nolo's Guide to Social Security Disability

Getting & Keeping Your Benefits

Author: David A. Morton

Publisher: NOLO

ISBN: 0873379144

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 350

View: 7482

Explains Social Security Disability, discusses how to apply for benefits, and offers samples of all major forms required.
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Employment Law

The Essential HR Desk Reference

Author: Lisa Guerin J.D.

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413315933

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 367

View: 7767

If you're a human resources professional, it's important that you have quick access to the information you need to do your job. Enter Nolo's latest quick reference guide, Employment Law: The Essential HR Desk Reference, the all-in-one, easy-to-read guide every HR pro should have handy. From Absenteeism to Zero-Tolerance Policy, read entries on topics such as: Bereavement Leave Class Action Ergonomics Hostile Work Environment Minimum Wage Privacy Stock Options Trade Secret Whistleblower ...and much more In usual Nolo fashion, Employment Law combines legal and practical information that can be used in real-world HR situations. Real-life case references, statistics, trends, and even pop culture references help to illustrate each entry's summary of the law. Let this guide, the latest in Nolo's Quick Reference series, give you easy and affordable access to the information you need.
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How to Form Your Own California Corporation

Author: Anthony Mancuso

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413323367

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 280

View: 9733

Form a corporation in California with the book that's helped thousands of Californians incorporate! Protect your business and save on attorney's fees by forming a California corporation on your own. How to Form Your Own California Corporation makes incorporating a straightforward task for any small business owner. This all-in-one guide contains the forms, tax rules, practical information, and step-by-step instructions you need to successfully incorporate a California business. Learn about: different types of California corporations and how they work filing articles of incorporation how to stay legal by keeping legally sound corporate records and minutes securities laws and exemptions corporate taxation preparing bylaws issuing stock obtaining licenses and permits, and perks for your employees. This edition is completely updated and revised to provide current regulations, tax requirements, contact information for relevant agencies, helpful resources, and the most up-to-date forms available. How to Form Your Own California Corporation makes the entire incorporation process easy. Like tens of thousands of California entrepreneurs have done over the last 25 years, you really can complete and file all the paperwork yourself.
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Nolo's Guide to Single-Member LLCs

How to Form & Run Your Single-Member Limited Liability Company

Author: David M. Steingold

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413323278

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 184

View: 7692

Easy to form and operate, SMLLCs combine some of the most desirable features of older, more traditional business structures like corporations, partnerships, and sole proprietorships. Steingold provides an overview of everything you need to decide whether an SMLLC is the right choice for your business.
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The Essential Guide to Family & Medical Leave

Author: Lisa Guerin,Deborah C. England

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413321666

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 440

View: 800

HR professionals and managers agree: The FMLA is a difficult law to apply in the real world. This book, written by two employment lawyers, explains how the law works step by step, from figuring out whether employees are eligible for leave to giving legally required notices, managing intermittent leave, rules for reinstatement, and much more. Filled with checklists, examples, forms, and problem-solving strategies, this book demystifies a complicated law, in Nolo’s trademark plain-English style.
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How to Do Your Own Divorce in California in 2017

An Essential Guide for Every Kind of Divorce

Author: Ed Sherman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780996198325

Category: Law

Page: 248

View: 2152

With "How to Do Your Own Divorce in California in 2017," Californians can obtain an uncontested divorce without hiring an attorney. Even for couples using an attorney, this book is an essential guide to making things go smoother and includes new and revised court forms for readers. The first part of the book explains in detail how to divide property and settle custody, visitation, and child support issues. The second part is a step-by-step guide through the court process, including how to complete important forms, when to file them, and how to get through a court appearance or even avoid it altogether. The included CDROM features demo versions of Nolo's CalSupport child and spousal support calculation software, Nolo's DealMaker Settlement Agreement software, and several other bonus items.
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Nolo's Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home

Author: Ilona Bray,Alayna Schroeder,Marcia Stewart

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413323456

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 448

View: 5840

Get insights from real estate professionals to help you determine when is the best time for you to buy a house. The authors show you how to research the market, decide what you want-- and what you can afford-- and ways to protect yourself with inspections and insurance.
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For Sale By Owner in California

Author: George Devine

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413319882

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 244

View: 6560

Sell your California home yourself and save big! Using a broker to sell your home can cost you up to six percent of the selling price -- in other words, if you sell your house for $400,000, you can spend up to $24,000. But you'll save that money if you sell the house yourself, and it's not hard to do! Thoroughly revised and scrupulously researched, For Sale by Owner in California takes you step by step through the entire selling process, from putting your house on the market to transferring the title. Find out how to: - select the best time to sell - prepare your house for sale - price and market your home - coordinate the sale of one house with the purchase of another - screen buyers for financial feasibility - make required disclosures - work with or without real estate agents - attract potential buyers with creative financing - handle multiple offers - write and negotiate a contract - complete the escrow process This edition of For Sale by Owner in California reflects the most recent changes in the housing market and laws, and now includes additional discussion of the importance of pricing a house to sell and performing a thorough vetting of potential buyers financial cresources. It also provides all the forms and instructions you need, including: - disclosure forms required by law - offer and counteroffer - sales contract - contingency releases - deeds - second mortgage note - and more Not a resident of the Golden State? Check out the Nolo books Selling Your House in a Tough Market and Nolo's Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home for real estate help in your state.
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Essential Guide to Federal Employment Laws

Author: Lisa Guerin,Amy DelPo,Sachi Barreiro

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413322816

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 512

View: 5981

This book is an invaluable resource for managers, supervisors, HR professionals, and anyone else who needs to know about federal employment laws. It takes the 20 most important federal workplace laws and breaks them down into plain English, chapter by chapter. Managers and HR professionals can pick up this easy-to-use reference guide any time they have questions about their obligations under federal employment laws.
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The Guardianship Book for California

Author: David Brown Attorney

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 141331600X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 370

View: 7058

Become a legal guardian and make the biggest difference in a child's life! Thousands of children in California need legal guardians because their parents have died, abandoned them, or are otherwise unable to care for them. The Guardianship Book for California provides the step-by-step instructions caring adults need to obtain a legal guardianship -- without paying a lawyer. Learn how to: decide whether to obtain a legal guardianship find out if you are eligible to enroll a minor in school and make medical decisions without becoming a legal guardian use alternate forms if a legal guardianship is not practical obtain a guardianship for finances or for personal and physical care of a minor, or both prepare, file and have guardianship papers served appear before a judge obtain a temporary guardianship in an urgent situation deal with institutions and agencies -- with or without a guardianship -- schools, medical facilities, insurance companies, public assistance agencies, and more end a guardianship The 8th edition is completely updated with the latest laws, and includes all the necessary forms and instructions for becoming a legal guardian in California. Nolo has dozens of products created just for California residents.
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Selling Your House

Nolo's Essential Guide

Author: Ilona Bray

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413323529

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 246

View: 437

What’s the best way to get the highest return if you want to sell your home now? With pent-up demand for homes, you hope yours will inspire multiple offers; but want to make sure to choose a solid one that will proceed successfully to closing. Selling Your House: Nolo's Essential Guide provides the practical and legal steps you'll need to take to reach your goal. Written with the current market and national economy in mind, this book goes over the specifics that homeowners need to know in order to make the sale. Whether you're selling your property because of a job change, growing family, or financial troubles, you'll get the information and guidance you need, including how to: check out your local market decide on the right price hire the best real estate professionals to help you dress up, market, and otherwise set your house apart from the pack make required disclosures, and negotiate and successfully close the sale. Selling Your House: Nolo's Essential Guide draws on input from a wide range of experts, helping you conclude a sale you’ll be satisfied with, no matter the state of your local housing market.
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The Essential Guide to Handling Workplace Harassment & Discrimination

Author: Deborah C. England

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413325599

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

View: 5558

Every day, it seems, another company is in the news for the wrong reason: It’s been accused of harassment or discrimination against employees. Your company can avoid this fate by making sure managers and employees recognize and know how to respond to illegal conduct promptly and effectively. The Essential Guide to Handling Workplace Harassment & Discrimination gives you a straightforward explanation of what the law requires of an employer and breaks down the steps to follow to make sure your company is in compliance. Taking into consideration the practical realities of applying the law in everyday situations, this guide answers common questions that you're likely to encounter. The book gives you thorough explanations, in plain English, of the important legal principles that human resources professionals, managers, and supervisors must understand in order to deal with harassment and discrimination in the workplace. You'll also get samples, quizzes, and real-world scenarios that will help you to apply these principles in situations you actually confront. Find guidance on: what harassment is and how to stop it when and how discrimination occurs how to draft and communicate effective policies how to conduct training how to handle employee complaints and investigate claims thoroughly how to protect the company with proper documentation, and what to expect if an employee files a charge or lawsuit. The Essential Guide to Handling Workplace Harassment & Discrimination is packed with legal strategies and information for busy managers, giving you the tools to protect your employees—and the company—from workplace harassment and discrimination. This guide is the essential reference book for anyone who is responsible for addressing and preventing harassment and discrimination problems in the workplace. This book has forms and are downloadable through a special link in the book.
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