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  • Basic Consumer Law in Georgia: Warranties

    This document discusses warranties and basic consumer safety and protection laws and answers the following questions: What is a warranty? What is an implied warranty? What is a warranty of merchantability? What is a warranty of fitness? What is a warranty of title? How do you waive an implied warranty? What is an express warranty? What is the difference between a full warranty and a limited warranty? What to do if a warranty is broken? The document is excerpted from An Introduction to Law in Georgia, Fourth Edition, published by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, 1998 (updated 2004). Read More

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  • Basic Debt Collection and Consumer Protection in Georgia

    This document describes the law relating to debt collection and basic consumer protection laws, answering the following questions: Why do you need to understand your contract before signing it? How can creditors collect debts? How can consumers protect themselves? The document is an excerpt from An Introduction to Law in Georgia, Fourth Edition, published by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, 1998 (updated 2004). Read More

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  • Basic Facts About Patents

    This web page answers basic questions about patents, including: What does the United States Patent and Trademark Office do? What Are Patents, Trademarks, Servicemarks, and Copyrights? What Can Be Patented? Content Detail

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    U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Basic Facts About Trademarks

    This web page contains answers to basic questions about trademarks, including: What is a trademark or service mark? Do Trademarks, Copyrights and Patents protect the same things? Should I register my mark? What does the U.S. Trademark and Patent office do? Content Detail

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    U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Basic Immigration Law

    This document contains basic information about immigration law in the United States, answering the following questions: Where do U.S. immigration laws come from? What agencies administer U.S. immigration laws? Who gets U.S. citizenship? What are the immigration rules that allow non-citizens allowed to be in the U.S.? What are the ways that a non-citizen can immigrate to the U.S.? How can you change your legal status under U.S. immigration law? How do non-citizens lose their immigration status? How do you become a U.S. Citizen? Once you become a naturalized U.S. citizen, can you lose that status? The document is excerpted from An Introduction to Law in Georgia, Fourth Edition, published by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, 1998 (updated 2004). Read More

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  • Basic Law of Contracts in Georgia

    This document discusses the basic law of contracts, answering the following questions: What is a contract? What are the requirements for a contract? What is the difference between a spoken contract and a written contract? How do you enforce a contract? How do you void a contract you entered because of fraud? The document is excerpted from An Introduction to Law in Georgia, Fourth Edition, published by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, 1998 (updated 2004). Read More

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  • Basic Marriage and Divorce Law: Ending Marriages

    This document covers basic family law relating to annulments, legal separation, and divorce, including: This document tells you the following: (1) What is an annulment? (2) What are the differences between a legal separation and a divorce? Etc. Read More

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  • Basic Marriage and Divorce Law: Getting Married

    This document covers basic family law relating to marriage, including: What is marriage? What are the requirements for marriage? What kinds of marriages are there? What are prenuptial agreements? What are the legal rights and duties of marriage? Etc. Read More

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  • Basic Rights of Children

    This document discusses the basic of rights of children under the law, including: This document tells you the following: (1) How long do parents owe duties to their children? (2) What kind of support must parents provide for their children? (3) What kind of protection from abuse must parents provide for their children? The document is excerpted from An Introduction to Law in Georgia, Fourth Edition, published by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, 1998 (updated 2004). Read More

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  • Basic Rights of Parents

    This document discusses the basic of rights of parents under the law, excerpted from An Introduction to Law in Georgia, Fourth Edition, published by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, 1998 (updated 2004). Read More

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  • Basic Rights on the Job in Georgia

    This document discusses the basic employment rights including rights regarding wages and hours, harassment, safe working environments and labor unions, excerpted from An Introduction to Law in Georgia, Fourth Edition, published by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, 1998 (updated 2004). Read More

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  • Basics of Borrowing and Credit in Georgia

    This document discusses the basic law relating to borrowing and credit. Read More

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  • Basics of Criminal Law

    This document provides basic information about criminal law in Georgia and answers the following questions: What is a Crime? What is the difference between a felony and a misdemeanor? Who are considered parties to a crime? How do you prove a crime has been committed in a court of law? The document is an excerpt from An Introduction to Law in Georgia, Fourth Edition, published by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, 1998 (updated 2004). Read More

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    Spanish / Español
  • Basics of Obtaining Credit in Georgia

    This document discusses the basic law relating to borrowing and credit. Read More

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  • Basics of Public Housing

    This document contains a basic explanation of who is eligible for public housing and what kinds of rights public housing tenants have. Read More

    By:
    Atlanta Legal Aid Society Inc