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Navigating a legal issue is hard. FindLaw Free Legal Information Guides are here to help. These free, downloadable PDF guides focus on everyday legal issues that many of us experience. Each guide features basic background information, links to where you can get more detailed information, help understanding when you should seek advice from a lawyer and assistance with finding a qualified local attorney.

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The FindLaw Guide to Renting an Apartment: Know Your Rights as a Tenant The FindLaw Guide to Renting an Apartment: Know Your Rights as a Tenant Landlord tenant disputes can be especially stressful because they affect what is most personal to you — where you live. Here is some information that can help. pdf icon Download PDF »
The FindLaw Guide to Getting Child Support Payments The FindLaw Guide to Getting Child Support Payments Raising a child is hard enough without having to worry about child support payments. If you are a custodial parent and want to know how to enforce your rights to receive child support, here is some information that can help. pdf icon Download PDF »
The FindLaw Guide to Hiring: Your Rights During the Application Process The FindLaw Guide to Hiring: Your Rights During the Application Process You have legal rights even before getting a job. Job applicants often have many of the same legal protections as employees. Here is some information you may want to know. pdf icon Download PDF »
The FindLaw Guide to Chapter 7 Bankruptcy The FindLaw Guide to Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Chapter 7 bankruptcy allows debtors to get rid of most of their debts. But it also has its drawbacks.This guide can help you decide if Chapter 7 bankruptcy is right for you. pdf icon Download PDF »
The FindLaw Guide to Expungement The FindLaw Guide to Expungement Expungement is a legal process through which an arrest or conviction may be erased from a criminal record. In this guide, we provide information on how you can use the expungement process to clear your criminal record. pdf icon Download PDF »
The FindLaw Guide to Surviving a Foreclosure The FindLaw Guide to Surviving a Foreclosure Losing a job is stressful and can affect not just you, but your whole family. If you have lost your job, do you know what your legal rights are? Here is some information that can help. pdf icon Download PDF »
The FindLaw Guide to How to File a Patent The FindLaw Guide to How to File a Patent Learn about topics like patent eligibility, the basic process to file a patent, and different types of patents. pdf icon Download PDF »
The FindLaw Guide to The Family And Medical Leave Act (FMLA) The FindLaw Guide to The Family And Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Learn about the federal law that allows covered employees to take extended time away from work. Here, we explain the basics of what you need to know about the FMLA. pdf icon Download PDF »
The FindLaw Guide to How to Register a Copyright The FindLaw Guide to How to Register a Copyright If you create an original work, you may be entitled to copyright protection over that work. pdf icon Download PDF »
The FindLaw Guide to Neighbor Relations The FindLaw Guide to Neighbor Relations Not all neighbors act neighborly, leading to disputes over boundaries, noise, trees, and more. pdf icon Download PDF »
The FindLaw Guide to Fighting a Traffic Ticket The FindLaw Guide to Fighting a Traffic Ticket Before fighting a ticket, there are some considerations you should know. Here is some information that can help. pdf icon Download PDF »
The FindLaw Guide to Spousal Support The FindLaw Guide to Spousal Support When a couple divorces, one spouse may be ordered to pay the other spousal support or alimony to make up for any unfair economic effects of the divorce. pdf icon Download PDF »
The FindLaw Guide to the Eviction Process for the Landlords The FindLaw Guide to the Eviction Process for the Landlords Nearly every landlord eventually has a tenant that must be removed from their property. Here's some information on evictions for when it happens to you. pdf icon Download PDF »
The FindLaw Guide to Unemployment Insurance The FindLaw Guide to Unemployment Insurance Losing a job can be a very stressful experience. Fortunately, Unemployment Insurance can provide some income until you find your next job. Here's some information on the how to get these benefits. pdf icon Download PDF »
The FindLaw Guide to Prenuptial Agreements The FindLaw Guide to Prenuptial Agreements As you prepare for your wedding, it's worth remembering that even the best of marriages can fail. Here's some information on prenuptial agreements so that you can protect yourself if things don't end with "until death do us part." pdf icon Download PDF »
The FindLaw Guide to Starting Your Own Business: First Steps to Starting Your Business The FindLaw Guide to Starting Your Own Business: First Steps to Starting Your Business Starting a business always begins with an idea – but entrepreneurs need more. Without the proper information, your business may be doomed before it even begins. pdf icon Download PDF »
The FindLaw Guide to Getting a Divorce: Starting the Divorce Process The FindLaw Guide to Getting a Divorce: Starting the Divorce Process Deciding to get a divorce is a major decision that can affect your personal and financial well-being. If you are considering divorce, here is some information that can get you started. pdf icon Download PDF »
The FindLaw Guide to Job Loss: What to do After Losing Your Job The FindLaw Guide to Job Loss: What to do After Losing Your Job Losing a job is stressful and can affect not just you, but your whole family. If you have lost your job, do you know what your legal rights are? Here is some information that can help. pdf icon Download PDF »
The FindLaw Guide to Divorce and Property Division The FindLaw Guide to Divorce and Property Division When you go through a divorce, you will have to go through the messy process of determining how your property will be divided with your spouse. Here is some information that can help. pdf icon Download PDF »
The FindLaw Guide to How to Hire a Divorce Attorney The FindLaw Guide to How to Hire a Divorce Attorney A qualified divorce attorney can help you make the divorce process as painless as possible. But how do you find the right attorney for you? This guide can help. pdf icon Download PDF »
The FindLaw Guide to How to Register a Trademark The FindLaw Guide to How to Register a Trademark In this guide, we discuss how you can obtain and register a trademark over your goods. pdf icon Download PDF »
The FindLaw Guide to Applying For Your Green Card The FindLaw Guide to Applying For Your Green Card Learn about eligibility for a green card and the process to obtain one. pdf icon Download PDF »
The FindLaw Guide to Interviewing The FindLaw Guide to Interviewing Applying and interviewing for work can be a challenging and stressful process for job seekers that can raise legal problems. pdf icon Download PDF »
The FindLaw Guide to How to Become a U.S. Citizen The FindLaw Guide to How to Become a U.S. Citizen Learn about the naturalization process, what to expect when taking the citizenship test, benefits of citizenship, and more. pdf icon Download PDF »
The FindLaw Guide to What to Do Following a Car Accident The FindLaw Guide to What to Do Following a Car Accident There are important things that must be taken care of both at the scene of the accident and soon afterward. pdf icon Download PDF »
The FindLaw Guide to Online Fraud and Identity Theft The FindLaw Guide to Online Fraud and Identity Theft It is always important to be careful with your personal information when you go online and when transacting business online. pdf icon Download PDF »
The FindLaw Guide to Child Custody The FindLaw Guide to Child Custody During the divorce process, you will have to consider the needs of your child. Here is some information that can help you navigate through the complex issues regarding child custody. pdf icon Download PDF »
The FindLaw Guide to Student Loan Debt The FindLaw Guide to Student Loan Debt After graduating from school you may be faced with large amounts of student loan debt. Here's some information on how to handle this debt, and what to do if you cannot afford payments. pdf icon Download PDF »
The FindLaw Guide to Writing a Will The FindLaw Guide to Writing a Will A will may be one of the most important documents you will ever create. If you are ready to draft a will, or want to make changes to an existing will, do you know what the legal requirements are? Here is some information that can help. pdf icon Download PDF »
The FindLaw Guide to DUI Charges The FindLaw Guide to DUI Charges Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a serious offense. Here's some information about these charges so you know what to avoid. pdf icon Download PDF »
The FindLaw Guide to Estate Planning The FindLaw Guide to Estate Planning What will happen to your assets after you pass away? Proper estate planning will ensure that your possessions will end up where they belong, and ease the burden of your passing on your loved ones. pdf icon Download PDF »