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Long time probate administrator Nissley advises readers on how to probate (settle and distribute) the simple estate of a deceased person in California without the use of lawyers. Updated to include current legal considerations including tax issues, chapters discuss how to: identify the property owned, determine who has authority to wind up affairs and who is entitled to inherit the estate, transfer and clear title to property the decedent...

This workbook helps individuals and couples worth one or two million dollars understand the benefits of creating a living trust, choose which property to put in the living trust, prepare the living trust document without a lawyer, and make changes to the document. Blank trust forms are provided in the appendix and on the CD-ROM in RTF format. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

While emphasizing the need to maintain good neighborly relations, attorneys Jordan and Doskow discuss legal options and doing legal research in plain English for dealing with common problems such as nuisance noise, dangerous or encroaching trees, property boundary issues, problem animals, and neighbors who engage in illegal activities. The updated guide includes sample letters for engaging with a neighbor over a dispute, case examples,...

For the lay public, this book/CD-ROM package provides forms and step-by-step instructions needed to name beneficiaries, choose guardians, set up trusts, name executors, finalize the will, and change or revoke it. Clifford, a specialist in estate planning, provides instructions for those who are single, married, divorced or widowed, with or without children. He describes the process of choosing beneficiaries and taking stock of property, and...

Bergman (law, UCLA) and Berman, an attorney, writer, and bar review professor at Concord Law School, explain how to represent oneself as a plaintiff or defendant in court in a bankruptcy, divorce, landlord-tenant dispute, breach of contract case, small business dispute, or other civil lawsuit. Criminal cases are not covered. They describe the entire process from preparation to appeal and how to comply with courtroom procedures, with two...