A comprehensive guide to legal issues encountered in everyday life, such as marriage; divorce; retirement planning; insurance; employee rights; and wills. Covers alternatives to litigation, including small claims court and mediation and arbitration, as well as when and how to choose an attorney. Appendices list addresses of helpful organizations for subjects covered; offices of state attorneys general; and regional offices of the Federal Trade Commission. Contains sample letters for situations such as discrimination and sexual harassment, plus the US Constitution. Includes a glossary of legal terms. Lacks a bibliography. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.