by Attorneys Robin Leonard and
edited by Attorney Kathleen Michon
Have a legal question? Chances are Nolo can help you answer it, both in print
For three decades, Nolo’s mission has been to help people solve their legal
problems with confidence, a minimum of fuss and expense, and—wheneve r
possible—without a lawyer.
Over the years, we’ve offered every tool available to help you get the job done .
In the 70s, we began publishing practical, plain-English books containing all the
forms and step-by-step instructions necessary to tackle day-to-day legal tasks.
In the 80s, when personal computers took the world by storm, we got to work
and developed programs such as WillMaker and Living Trust Maker, which took
advantage of the speed and convenience of all those bits and bytes. We also
added form-packed disks and CDs to many of our books.
Then the Internet exploded in the 90s. Recognizing that it’s best to get legal
information while sitting in your own comfy chair, Nolo started making useful,
up-to-date legal information available to anyone with a computer and a modem.
Most recently, we opened our online Download Center, where you can find
all of Nolo’s convenient, topical eProducts. The fastest, easiest way to do your
own legal work, eProducts deliver specific forms and information directly to
Does this mean we plan to abandon our books in print? Absolutely not. As
technology evolves and the Internet expands, we will continue to redesign
and improve all our current products, making your access to the law the best
it can be.An Important Message to Our Readers
This product provides information and general advice about the law. But laws and
procedures change frequently, and they can be interpreted differently by different
people. For specific advice geared to your specific situation, consult an expert. No
book, software or other published material is a substitute for personalized advice
from a knowledgeable lawyer licensed to practice law in your state