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Book
418 pages ; 23 cm
  • Defining family : basics of marriage, domestic partnership, and more
  • Money, insurance, name changes, and immigration issues
  • Renting a home together
  • I'm mom, she's mommy (or I'm daddy, he's papa)
  • Medical and financial matters : delegating authority
  • Looking ahead : estate planning
  • Living together contracts for lesbian and gay couples
  • Buying a home together (and other real estate ventures)
  • Going separate ways : issues at the end of a relationship
  • Help beyond this book.
Green Library

2. Plan your estate [2016]

Book
525 pages : forms ; 23 cm
  • Setting your goal
  • Laying the groundwork
  • Children
  • Wills
  • Probate and how to avoid it
  • Understanding estate and gift taxes
  • Reducing or eliminating estate taxes
  • Imposing controls over property
  • Taking care of personal issues
  • Family business
  • Going further
  • Sample estate plans.
Law Library (Crown)
Book
41 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Green Library
Book
419 pages : forms ; 28 cm
  • How to use this book
  • Hiring consultants and independent contractors
  • Working as a consultant or independent contractor
  • Enforcing consultant and independent contractor agreements
  • General independent contractor agreements
  • Consultant agreements
  • Agreements for household services
  • Agreements for salespeople
  • Agreements for accountants and bookkeepers
  • Agreements for software consultants
  • Agreements for creative contractors
  • Agreements for construction contractors
  • Agreements for messengers, couriers, and delivery people
  • Agreements for social media consultants.
Law Library (Crown)
Book
284 pages : forms ; 23 cm
  • Planning for a loved one with special needs
  • Who can benefit from a special needs trust
  • How trust funds can (and cannot) be used
  • Getting money into a special needs trust
  • The trustee's job
  • Choosing trustees
  • Joining a pooled trust
  • Creating your special needs trust
  • Finalizing and funding your special needs trust
  • Where to get more help
  • Appendix A: Letter to trustee
  • Appendix B: Sample beneficiary information letter
  • Appendix C: Using the eforms.
Create a trust that provides financial security for a loved one with special needs without jeopardizing government benefits. The sixth edition provides eligibility requirements for government benefits, current resources, and a new perspective on when to make a trust independently and when to seek an attorney's help.
Law Library (Crown)
Book
590 pages : illustrations, forms ; 23 cm
  • Patent law
  • Copyright law
  • Trademark law
  • Trade secret law.
Whether you are in the world of business or creative arts, understanding the laws that govern your work is critical to success. But given the often convoluted terminology that surrounds patents, copyrights, trademarks, and other intellectual property rights, this isn't easy. This book explains what legal rights apply to your work, the scope of copyright protection, includes an overview of trademark law, what the law protects and much more.
Law Library (Crown)
Book
447 pages : forms ; 23 cm
  • Basics of small claims court in California
  • Do you have a good case?
  • Can you collect your money if you win?
  • How much should you sue for?
  • When should you sue?
  • Settling your dispute
  • Who can sue?
  • Suing different kinds of defendants
  • Where can you sue?
  • Filing fees, court papers, & court dates
  • Serving your papers
  • The defendant's options
  • Getting ready for court
  • Witnesses
  • Your day in court
  • Motor vehicle repair cases
  • Motor vehicle purchase cases
  • Bad debts: initiating and defending cases
  • Motor vehicle accident cases
  • Landlord-tenant cases
  • Miscellaneous cases
  • Disputes between small businesses
  • Judgment and appeal
  • Collecting your money
  • Legal research
  • Appendix A: Major California consumer laws
  • Appendix B: Legal jargon for California small claims court.
Law Library (Crown)
Book
476 pages : illustrations, forms ; 28 cm
  • Evictions in California : an overview
  • Eviction for nonpayment of rent
  • Eviction by 30-day or 60-day notice
  • Eviction for lease violations, property damage, or nuisance
  • Eviction without a three-day or other termination notice
  • Filing and serving your unlawful detainer complaint
  • Taking a default judgment
  • Contested cases
  • Collecting your money judgment
  • When a tenant files for bankruptcy
  • Eviction of tenants in rental property purchased at foreclosure
  • Appendix A: Rent control charts
  • Appendix B: How to use the interactive forms on the Nolo website
  • Appendix C: Forms.
"Step-by-step instructions show California landlords how to evict problem tenants the safe and legal way. This book includes all of the official forms needed to terminate a tenancy."-- Provided by publisher.
Law Library (Crown)
Book
433 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Introduction to the public domain
  • The use and abuse of copyright
  • Writings
  • Music
  • Art
  • Photography
  • Movies and television
  • Computer software
  • Architecture
  • Maps
  • Choreography
  • Databases and collections
  • Titles
  • Public domain elements in copyright writings
  • Copyrights restored from public domain
  • The public domain outside the United States
  • The internet and the public domain
  • Copyright protection: how long does it last?
  • Copyright notice requirements
  • Traps for the unwary
  • Researching copyright office records
  • What if a work is not in the public domain?.
Offers advice on finding creative works in the public domain, including music, writings, art, architecture, maps, photography, films, and software.
Law Library (Crown)
Book
481 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Hiring
  • Personnel practices
  • Wages and hours
  • Employee benefits
  • Taxes
  • Family and medical leave
  • Health and safety
  • Illegal discrimination
  • Workers with disabilities
  • Termination
  • Employee privacy
  • Independent contractors
  • Unions
  • Lawyers and legal research.
Provides the information employers need to handle every aspect of the employment relationship, including hiring, performance reviews, benefits, and layoffs.
Law Library (Crown)
Book
420 pages : illustrations, forms ; 28 cm
  • First things
  • How to read your ticket
  • What are the consequences?
  • Speed violations and radar
  • Other moving violations
  • Tickets that don't appear on your record
  • The serious offenses (misdemeanors)
  • Driving under the influence (DUI)
  • Should you fight your ticket / should you get a lawyer
  • Fighting an infraction citation
  • Preparing for trial
  • Trials before a judge (without a jury)
  • Handling a misdemeanor charge : arraignment to jury trail
  • Sentencing
  • License suspensions by the DMV
  • Appealing a conviction
  • Staying out of trouble
  • Appendix A: Using the interactive forms
  • Appendix B: Forms.
This do-it-yourself book helps readers put the brakes on higher insurance rates and clueless encounters with the law. Written in plain English for everyday drivers. Fight Your Ticket & Win in California explains how to deal with all sorts of violations, including: - moving violations - driving with a suspended license - reckless driving - drunk driving - pedestrian and bicycle violations - defective equipment - and more.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781413301878 20160527
Law Library (Crown)
Book
372 pages : forms ; 28 cm
  • Is nonprofit incorporation right for you?
  • Legal rights and duties of incorporators, directors, officers, employees, and members
  • Requirements for section 501(c)(3) tax exemption
  • Public charities and private foundations
  • Other tax benefits and requirements
  • Choose a name and file your articles of incorporation
  • Bylaws
  • Apply for your federal 501(c)(3) tax exemption
  • Final steps in organizing your nonprofit
  • After your corporation is organized
  • Lawyers, legal research, and accountants
  • Appendix A: Using the downloadable forms and other online material
  • Appendix B: Forms.
"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."-- Provided by publisher.
Law Library (Crown)
Book
315 pages : forms ; 23 cm
  • An Overview of Buyout Agreements
  • Limiting the Transfer of Ownership Interests
  • Providing the Right to Force Buyouts
  • Structuring Buyouts
  • Funding Buyouts
  • How to Set the Buyout Price in Your Agreement
  • Choosing Payment Terms for Buyouts
  • Completing and Updating Your Buyout Agreement
  • Income and Estate Tax Issues
  • Lawyers, Tax Specialists, and Resources.
Provides advice and legal forms for creating a business buyout agreement, detailing when co-owners can sell interests, who can buy into the business, and how much departing owners can ask for their shares.
Law Library (Crown)
Book
481 pages : forms ; 23 cm
  • The role of mediation and collaborative law in the divorce process
  • What happens in mediation
  • What happens in a collaborative divorce
  • Deciding to mediate or collaborate
  • Proposing mediation or collaboration
  • Finding a mediator
  • Finding a collaborative attorney
  • Using advisers and doing legal research
  • Getting started on information gathering
  • Preparing for and making the most of the first session
  • Evaluating your progress in mediation or collaborative divorce
  • Communicating in mediation or collaborative divorce
  • Negotiating in mediation or collaborative divorce
  • Court-sponsored mediation
  • Encountering difficulties in mediation and collaboration
  • Writing up the divorce agreement
  • Divorce for same-sex couples
  • Women and men in mediation and collaborative divorce
  • Unmarried couples in mediation and collaboration
  • Mediation and collaboration after divorce.
Law Library (Crown)
Book
332 pages : forms ; 28 cm
  • Is nonprofit incorporation right for you?
  • Legal rights and duties of incorporators, directors, officers, employees, and members
  • Requirements for section 501(c)(3) tax exemption
  • Public charities and private foundations
  • Other tax benefits and reporting requirements
  • Choose a name and file your articles of incorporation
  • Prepare your bylaws
  • Apply for your federal 501(c)(3) tax exemption
  • Final steps in organizing your nonprofit corporation
  • After your corporation is organized
  • Lawyers and accountants
  • Appendix A: Using the interactive forms and other online material
  • Appendix B: How to locate incorporation resources online
  • Appendix C: Information and forms.
A guide that provides the forms and information needed to turn your group into a tax-exempt nonprofit. With this book, you can form a nonprofit corporation in any state and gain 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status with the IRS. Includes step-by-step instructions for both IRS Form 1023 and the new streamlined form 1023-EZ federal tax-exemption application for smaller nonprofits. Learn how to: choose a legal name; prepare articles of incorporation and bylaws for your nonprofit; obtain federal and state tax-exempt status; fill in minutes of the organizational meeting; establish a corporate records book.
Law Library (Crown)
Book
338 pages ; 28 cm
  • Choosing a legal structure
  • Picking a winning business name
  • Choosing a business location
  • Drafting an effective business plan
  • Pricing, bidding, and billing projects
  • Federal, state, and local start-up requirements
  • Risk management
  • Paying your taxes
  • Laws, taxes, and other issues for home businesses
  • Entering into contracts and agreements
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and financial management
  • Small business marketing 101
  • E-business : selling and marketing online
  • Planning for changes in ownership
  • Building your business and hiring workers
  • Getting legal and other professional help
  • Appendix A. California small business resources and contact information
  • Appendix B. How to use the interactive forms on the Nolo website.
Law Library (Crown)
Book
411 pages : forms ; 23 cm
  • Handling your personal injury claim
  • Whose fault is it? How legal responsibility is determined
  • Initial steps in settling your claim
  • Understanding insurance coverage
  • How much is your claim for injuries worth?
  • Processing your claim
  • Property damage claims
  • Negotiating a settlement
  • Finalizing your settlement
  • The last resorts : lawyers, arbitration, and courts
  • Working with a lawyer
  • Appendix: Accident claim worksheet.
Law Library (Crown)
Book
442 pages ; 28 cm
  • Which legal form is best for your business?
  • Structuring a partnership agreement
  • Creating a corporation
  • Creating a limited liability company
  • Preparing for ownership changes with a buyout agreement
  • Naming your business and products
  • Licenses and permits
  • Tax basics for the small business
  • Raising money for your business
  • Buying a business
  • Franchises : how not to get burned
  • Insuring your business
  • Negotiating a favorable lease
  • Home-based business
  • Employees and independent contractors
  • The importance of excellent customer relations
  • Legal requirements for dealing with customers
  • Cash, credit cards, and checks
  • Extending credit and getting paid
  • Put it in writing : small business contracts
  • The financially troubled business
  • Resolving legal disputes
  • Representing yourself in small claims court
  • Lawyers and legal research
  • Appendix. Checklist for starting a small business.
Answers legal questions in plain English related to starting and running a small business. The fourteenth edition is completely updated with the latest business tax rules and numbers, including options for deducting expenses for the business use of one's home.
Law Library (Crown)
Book
346 pages ; 27 cm
  • Choosing a legal structure
  • Picking a winning business name
  • Choosing a business location
  • Drafting an effective business plan
  • Pricing, bidding, and billing projects
  • Federal, state, and local start-up requirements
  • Risk management
  • Paying your taxes
  • Laws, taxes, and other issues for home businesses
  • Entering into contracts and agreements
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and financial management
  • Small business marketing 101
  • E-business : selling and marketing online
  • Planning for changes in ownership
  • Building your business and hiring workers
  • Getting legal and other professional help.
A step-by-step legal guide that outlines how to launch a business and deal with hurdles along the way"-- Provided by publisher.
Law Library (Crown)
Book
372 pages : forms ; 23 cm
  • Your retirement companion
  • Types of retirement plans
  • An overview of tax rules
  • Early distributions : taking your money out before the law allows
  • Substantially equal periodic payments
  • Required distributions : taking money out when you have to
  • Required distributions during your lifetime
  • Distributions to your beneficiary if you die before age 70 1/2
  • Distributions to your beneficiary if you die after age 70 1/2
  • Roth IRAs
  • Roth 401(k) plans.
Whether you have an IRA, Roth IRA, 401(k), Keogh or other retirement plan, this book will help you make sense of the rules for taking your money out. Even more important, it will show you how to avoid the stiff taxes and penalties that lurk in the fine print.
Law Library (Crown)

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