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New NOLO Legal Guides

Looking to sell your house, repair your credit, settle an estate, or go to small claims court? If you need legal advice, check out a NOLO guide!

May 19, 2021

Looking to sell your house, repair your credit, settle an estate, or go to small claims court?

If you need legal advice, check out a NOLO guide!

If you’re looking for a specific guide, but don’t see it on this list, you can still request books from another library or make a purchase request.

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
Keep Your Property & Repay Debts Over Time

Cara O’Neill

A bankruptcy and litigation attorney helps readers decide whether or not filing for Chapter 13 bankruptcy is the right decision and offers tips and advice on how to keep valuable property and rebuild your credit after filing.

The Complete Iep Guide

The Complete IEP Guide
How to Advocate for Your Special Ed Child

Lawrence M. Siegel

This excellent guide for parents of children with disabilities combines legal information with practical advice to them step-by-step instructions for navigating the complicated process of creating and maintaining an IEP for their child with special needs.

Credit Repair

Credit Repair
Make a Plan, Improve Your Credit, Avoid Scams

Amy Loftsgordon, Cara O’Neill

Incorporating extensive new coverage of student loan forgiveness and changes to federal laws, a latest edition outlines comprehensive steps for taking control of personal finances, cleaning up a credit report and rebuilding credit.

Divorce & Money

Divorce & Money
Make the Best Financial Decisions During Divorce

Violet Woodhouse, Lina Guillen

Provides step-by-step information and guidance for navigating the financial aspects of a divorce, including how to gather information about assets and debts, value and divide property, set alimony and child support and negotiate a fair settlement.

Everybody's Guide to Small Claims Court

Everybody’s Guide to Small Claims Court

Cara O’Neill

Accessible and comprehensive, this guide provides step-by-step instructions for preparing and defending small claims cases without a lawyer. Includes Charts, tables, graphs and forms.

The Executor's Guide

The Executor’s Guide
Settling a Loved One’s Estate or Trust

Mary Randolph

This step-by-step guide to resolving a loved one’s estates covers issues such how to determine whether probate is necessary, how to make sense of a will and handling trusts.

Get It Together

Get It Together
Organize Your Records So Your Family Won’t Have To

Melanie Cullen

Provides step-by-step instructions and helpful resources for collecting and organizing important papers and information so that your family can find life insurance policies, real estate deeds, online passwords or your will when the time arrives that they need it.

Make Your Own Living Trust

Make Your Own Living Trust

Denis Clifford

Providing the forms and instructions for preparing a living trust, a latest edition of the best-selling guide to protecting one’s family and avoiding probate includes coverage of naming beneficiaries, transferring assets and providing trust property management to minors

Neighbor Law

Neighbor Law
Fences, Trees, Boundaries & Noise

Emily Doskow, Lina Guillen

A practicing attorney and mediator presents this clear-cut, comprehensive guide to dealing with your neighbors without creating enemies and educates you on your rights and responsibilities.

The New Bankruptcy

The New Bankruptcy
Will It Work for You?

Cara O’Neill

Providing no-nonsense information, worksheets and strategies, this accessible resource offers a cost-effective way for individuals and small business owners to quickly find answers to pressing financial questions and determine if bankruptcy is the right solution.

Nolo's Essential Guide to Child Custody & Support

Nolo’s Essential Guide to Child Custody & Support

Emily Doskow

A compassionate, step-by-step reference for divorcing parents explains the current child-custody and -support laws in different states, discussing such topics as custody agreements, using lawyers versus mediators, how judges make custody decisions and how to enforce custody rulings.

Nolo's Guide to Social Security Disability

Nolo’s Guide to Social Security Disability
Getting & Keeping Your Benefits

David A. Morton

Updated with the latest rules and information, a complete guide to Social Security disability benefits provides coverage of more than 200 medical conditions while offering behind-the-scenes explanations of SSDI and SSI decision-making processes.

Quick & Legal Will Book

Quick & Legal Will Book

Denis Clifford

Updated to reflect the latest legal changes, a quick and simple guide to creating a will provides forms and step-by-step instructions for naming executors and beneficiaries, choosing guardians and setting up trusts for minors.

Renters' Rights

Renters’ Rights

Janet Portman, Ann O’Connell

Incorporating updates for all 50 states, a basic guide to tenant rights provides coverage of subjects ranging from roommate disputes and landlord intrusions to getting repairs done and breaking a lease.

Selling Your House

Selling Your House
Nolo’s Essential Guide

Ilona Bray

This easy-to-read fourth edition of the must-have home-selling resource offers guidance from the industry insiders on successfully preparing, marketing, negotiating over and ultimately closing the sale of one’ss residential property.

The Small Business Start-Up Kit

The Small Business Start-Up Kit
A Step-By-Step Legal Guide

Peri Pakroo

Complemented by helpful forms, a latest edition of a step-by-step guide to self-employment for freelancers and small business owners covers subjects ranging from legal regulations and bookkeeping to taxes and marketing.

Social Security, Medicare & Government Pensions

Social Security, Medicare & Government Pensions
Get the Most Out of Your Retirement & Medical Benefits

J. L. Matthews

A latest edition of a guide for baby-boomer retirees includes coverage of the Medicare, Social Security and veteran disability systems, explaining steps for maximizing and claiming benefits while appealing denials.