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Bradford Publishing provides a number of books designed to help non-lawyers navigate the often complex process involved in legal transactions.

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  • Child Welfare Law and Practice, 3rd Edition

    Child Welfare Law and Practice, 3rd Edition

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    Child Welfare Law and Practice, 3rd Edition

    $ 99.00

    An Everyday Resource for Child Advocacy

    Over the past several decades a national model for child welfare practice has emerged. In Child Welfare Law and Practice, also known as “The Red Book”, experienced NACC authors and child welfare advocates have captured and refined that model, offering a comprehensive guide for those who make child welfare advocacy their priority.

    Designed as a study guide for attorneys preparing to take the NACC Child Welfare Law Certification Exam, the Red Book serves as a day-to-day guide for child welfare advocates across the country, offering in-depth analysis and instruction on wide variety of topics in the field of child welfare law.

     Our completely revised third edition includes these new and expanded topics:

    • Indian Child Welfare Act
    • Investigative interviewing of the child
    • Counseling legal clients who are children
    • The practice of child welfare casework
    • Child safety
    • Representing parents
    • Federal due process
    • Educations goals for children in foster care
    • The transition of youth from foster care to adulthood

       

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    • Colorado Home Buyer's Guide, 2nd Edition
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      Colorado Home Buyer's Guide, 2nd Edition

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      Colorado Home Buyer's Guide, 2nd Edition

      $ 19.75

      Available in softcover and searchable PDF ebook!

      Take the stress out of buying a home—and avoid costly mistakes!

      Colorado Home Buyer’s Guide brings you the legal, financial, and other practical information you need to know before buying a home in today's market. Vicki Porter, an experienced Denver real estate lawyer and broker, knows that buying a home can be stressful and confusing.

      In this newly updated edition of her popular book, she walks you through the entire purchase process—addressing the many concerns of buyers along the way. Here you will find answers about:

      • Deciding whether to buy or keep renting.
      • Finding available properties for sale.
      • Financing options.
      • Deciding whether to buy a particular piece of property.
      • A paragraph-by-paragraph explanation of the purchase contract.
      • Choosing a lender and exploring financing options.
      • Working with a real estate agent.
      • Getting the property under contract.
      • The closing process.
      • Types of deeds.
      • And much more!
      Sample real estate forms are provided in the appendix, along with cross-references to areas of the text where each form is discussed, so you will understand the legal documents you will be asked to sign.

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    • Friendly Divorce Guidebook for Colorado: How to Plan, Negotiate and File Your Divorce
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      Friendly Divorce Guidebook for Colorado: How to Plan, Negotiate and File Your Divorce

      $ 53.95

      Available in softcover and searchable PDF ebook!

      M. Arden Hauer has written a great how-to guide for people who want a fair divorce—without all the hurt, animosity, and misconceptions usually associated with divorce proceedings. Refer to it again and again as your financial picture or your parental responsibilities change.

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    • Colorado Will & Estate Planner
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      Colorado Will & Estate Planner

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      Colorado Will & Estate Planner

      $ 57.50

      This popular how-to guide contains the information you need to draft a simple will, allocate assets to beneficiaries, and prepare for possible disability. This planner guides you through the estate planning process step by step. You will learn how to gather all the necessary information, how to use that information to prepare your legal documents, and proper methods for storing each document.

      The book includes these forms, along with instructions on how to complete each one: statutory power of attorney, medical power of attorney, living will, declaration of disposition of last remains, last will and testament, and a letter distributing personal property. The author has included examples of completed forms, so you can see what each form should look like upon completion. And blank, fillable forms are provided on the accompanying CD.

      The book also includes other helpful tools, including answers to FAQs, an asset checklist, a glossary of estate planning terms, a memorandum of disposition of tangible personal property and some record-keeping documents.

      All this useful material comes in a handy three-ring binder, with colorful tabs organized by topic, so you can quickly find the information you need as you plan your estate!

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    • Landlord & Tenant Guide to Colorado Leases and Evictions, 6th Edition
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      Landlord & Tenant Guide to Colorado Leases and Evictions, 6th Edition

      $ 19.95

      Landlords: Protect your investment! --- Tenants: Know your rights!

      The sixth edition of this popular book contains all the information you need to understand residential leasing and eviction procedures in Colorado. Whether you’re a landlord, tenant, property manager, or attorney, this book will help you fill out standard lease forms and navigate the legal process involved in terminating a residential tenancy. Readers are guided step by step through the leasing and eviction processes using information about common lease clauses, pre-litigation notices, legal documents to be filed, security deposits, and going to court.

      This new edition also contains a brand new chapter on short-term and vacation rentals including a detailed discussion on platforms like airbnb.com and vrbo.com. Without settled law, both landlords and tenants would do well to read about the issues raised by the murky relationship among a property owner, any long-term renter of the property, a short-term guest, and state and local governments.

      The Guide also contains provisions discussing Pest Control and Mold, Smoke Free Premises, and Medical and Recreational Marijuana use, plus a chapter on Colorado’s Warranty of Habitability Act.

      Examples of the legal forms used in Colorado eviction proceedings are provided along with instruction for filling out each form.

      Both landlords and tenants can avoid costly mistakes and reduce legal fees by reading this book!

      Landlords will learn how to:

      • Give proper notice.
      • Fill out, file, and serve the necessary forms.
      • Avoid violating their tenants’ rights.

      Tenants will learn:

      • Defenses to an eviction action.
      • How to file an Answer or Counterclaim.
      • All about security deposits.

       

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    • Creating Parenting Plans that Work
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      Creating Parenting Plans that Work

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      Creating Parenting Plans that Work

      $ 12.95

      This unique booklet describes the Colorado parental reponsibilities law that requires all divorcing parents to create a plan for caring for their children. It also provides guidance on establishing parenting time schedules and on making important decisions about your children.

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    • Levine's Bible for 2016 Colorado Real Estate Contracts
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      Levine's Bible for 2016 Colorado Real Estate Contracts

      $ 39.00

      Remember the old Colorado Guidebook to Real Estate Contracts and Disclosures? You’ll be happy to know that it has been remade, reworked, revamped and vastly improved in the new Levine’s Bible for 2016 Colorado Real Estate Contracts.

      This electronic book is a comprehensive study guide, providing review and analysis of Colorado's Real Estate Commission-approved Contracts to Buy and Sell Real Estate.

      The book is arranged in the order of the individual sections of the contract. It addresses important differences between the Residential Contract and the other sale contract forms. The use of supplemental Commission-approved forms with the Contract is discussed where relevant. Pertinent laws, including statutes, court cases, Position Statements and Rules of the Colorado Real Estate Commission are included where necessary to aid in understanding the Contract.

       

       

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    • Life After Death: A Legal and Practical Guide for Surviving Spouses
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      Life After Death: A Legal and Practical Guide for Surviving Spouses

      $ 17.95

      In Life After Death: A Legal and Practical Guide for Surviving Spouses, attorney Marilyn McWilliams details the steps to take in the event of a spouse’s death—including planning the funeral, handling probate and estate administration, re-acclimating to social life, and making financial plans for the future. She also discusses the key issues that should be a part of every couple’s estate plan. This book was written especially for widowed persons to help them deal with the legal, financial, and social aspects of life in the aftermath of a spouse’s death.

      If you are faced with the death of your spouse, you will be called on to answer questions and make decisions during an already difficult time. This book will help you find answers to the tough questions:

      • Advice for planning the funeral or memorial.
      • Why you may need a lawyer.
      • How a financial advisor can help you plan for the future.
      • Details of the estate administration process.
      • Survivor benefits that may be owed to you.
      • The importance of your social network.

      This compassionate and straightforward book is designed to help surviving spouses make better plans—and better decisions—in the case of this life-changing event.

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    • Winning Big in Colorado Small Claims Court: How to Sue and Collect by Charles P. Brackney
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      Winning Big in Colorado Small Claims Court: How to Sue and Collect by Charles P. Brackney

      $ 20.65

      People just like you win every day in Small Claims Court! This newly revised edition of Winning Big in Colorado Small Claims Court includes examples of Colorado legal forms with complete instructions, giving you the knowledge and confidence to file, prepare, and present your own case. This book is for you if:

      • Someone owes you money.
      • Your property has been damaged.
      • Your landlord will not return your security deposit.
      • You paid for a service that you did not receive.
      • A manufacturer refuses to honor the warranty.
      • You were paid with a "rubber" check.
      The thought of a lawsuit and hiring an attorney is intimidating. If the damages you seek are under the $7,500 limit, then Small Claims Court, with its more relaxed rules and accessibility, may be your answer. Winning Big in Colorado Small Claims Court will show you how to:
      • Assess your case and damages.
      • Complete, file, and serve Colorado forms.
      • Compile evidence.
      • Use witnesses.
      • Garnish wages and bank accounts.
      • File liens to collect a judgment.

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    • Debt Collection: Using Garnishment & Liens
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      Debt Collection: Using Garnishment & Liens

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      Debt Collection: Using Garnishment & Liens

      $ 12.95

      Debt Collection: Using Garnishment and Liens in Colorado is perfect for anyone who is owed money and wants to collect on the debt. In this easy-to-understand booklet, the author reviews the necessary steps and options available for collecting a debt in all kinds of situations—from money owed on a business contract to child support. There are detailed sections on garnishing wages, filing a lien, and Writs of Execution. The booklet includes helpful checklists, descriptions of the necessary forms, and information about working with a private collection agency.

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    • Using Powers of Attorney in Colorado
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      Using Powers of Attorney in Colorado

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      Using Powers of Attorney in Colorado

      $ 12.95

      Powers of attorney allow you to appoint someone else to help control your money and property. Powers of attorney can be very useful but they can be risky if you don't understand the rights of control that you are transferring. This booklet describes the various types of powers of attorney and when and why they are used.

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    • Forming Limited Liability Companies in Colorado (Booklet) by Victor M. Grimm
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      Forming Limited Liability Companies in Colorado (Booklet) by Victor M. Grimm

      $ 14.95

      Limited Liability Companies (LLCs) are one of the most popular choices for business organization. This booklet will walk you through the process of forming and filing an LLC, including a detailed explanation of the Articles of Organization and the Operating Agreement. You’ll learn about the advantages of LLCs, how to preserve limited liability status, and how LLCs are taxed — all without complicated legal language!

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