You can hope that you will go through your life and never see the inside of a courtroom. There are some that can do this, but there are any number of reasons why you may have to get a lawyer or will be summoned to appear in a court room of some type. There are courts for criminal and civil disputes, and there are also family and supreme courts. Books like Law For Dummies can help you out greatly, but you should always know that a lawyer is your best option in most cases, even if you have to borrow the money. You can also look for advice online, just be careful what you believe.
Law For Dummies should answer some fundamental questions for you and may explain how certain types of legal situations often play out in court or what motions and regulations govern those courts. You may learn many terms but you will not necessarily find the answer to a specific question that you have. You can search online, but make sure that you include your state of residence in your query. You also have to remember that what you find online does not constitute legal advice and should not be used for grounds to your legal pursuits. Only a lawyer can help you with those things.
If you have specific questions about your rights, your obligations, or anything else that gives you standing in any court, Law For Dummies can give you some basic information. This can help you decide if you are doing the right thing or if you have to make a change. You can learn about your personal rights, your rights with your children, and any rights you want to have if you get divorced. You can also learn about your rights if charge with a crime and how to handle the situation from moment one, if the need arises.
When you are dealing with financial issues such as bad credit or filing for bankruptcy, you can find some information in Law For Dummies that can guide you in the right direction. This book may even help you narrow down your choices so you can choose the right lawyer should you need one for financial obligations, credit problems, or starting over with bankruptcy. There are many things that you probably do not know about your credit and your standing with debt, so this book can give you a good head start on understanding what you need to know.
One important matter that is covered to some degree with Law for Dummies is your estate planning and your will. These are things that all people must know about so that they can protect their family and/or their children in the event they die while children are of minor age or for any death after children are grown. Your estate needs to go where you want it to go and your wishes for your children should be known and secured through a will done legally. This book can get you started. Once you have these things under control you should sleep much better at night.