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Wisconsin Supreme Court overturns 'Safer at Home'

Ralph Illick

May 14, 2020

In light of the recent news that the Wisconsin State Supreme Court has overturned Governor Evers' "Safer at Home" order, the library is gathering information and resources to determine our next steps.  As a county agency, we will be guided by our County Administration and County Health Officer. Keep watching the library's website and social media channels for updates. UPDATE (5/15): Marathon County has published "MARATHON COUNTY COVID-19 ORDER #1." Thank you for your support during these unusual times!   In the meantime, we are still happy to provide a variety of services during our COVID-19 (coronavirus) closure, including the following: Patrons may...

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Law Forms for Personal Use Available!

October 28, 2011

How many times have you moaned, "We should have put it in writing!"  If you use one of our library reference resources, 101 Law Forms for Personal Use (7th ed., 2009),  by Attorneys  Ralph Warner & Robin Leonard, you may never say this again. This book isn't meant to replace lawyers or legal advice.  It does provide over 100 commonly-used contracts for everyday purposes such as a child or elder care agreement,  sale of a dog, personal property rental agreement and  home repair contractor agreement, to name only a few. Putting your agreements in  ink can save you money, time and frustration. According to the authors, a well-drafted...

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New Law Books at MCPL!

August 31, 2011

Every day we encounter the rules of law - whether it's obtaining the correct forms to write a will to fighting a traffic ticket to filing bankruptcy. The Marathon County Public Library has a variety of up-to-date law books available to help people on legal matters large and small. New law books include the following: *David Hudson's THE HANDY LAW ANSWER BOOK provides answers to hundreds of legal questions. *Ralph Warner's 101 LAW FORMS FOR PERSONAL USE contains examples of the most-used legal forms. *If you're contemplating a lawsuit, check out THE COMPLETE IDIOT'S GUIDE TO LAWSUITS. *To help understand landlord-tenant relationships, look for Portman and Stewart's companion volumes: EVERY...

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Tenant's Sourcebook

August 5, 2007

Are you renting an apartment and wonder what your rights are?  Do you need to give notice when you decide to move out?   Are you worried about whether you will get  your security deposit back when you move out?  These and many other questions can be answered with the newly revised, Tenant Sourcebook . It is available from the BadgerLaw website without the Wisconsin State Statutes here.  The Tenant Sourcebook is also available with the State Statutes included here.  A print copy will also be available at the Library's Reference Desk. Have other legal questions?  The BadgerLaw website may be able to help you.  It is by their own description...

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Thompson Gale Legal Forms

March 27, 2007

Standard legal tasks can become less daunting, thanks, in part, to Thomson Gale LegalForms. This online resource delivers everything do-it-yourselfers need to take charge of their legal affairs with confidence. Thomson Gale LegalForms offers an easy-to-use, step-by-step approach to addressing basic legal matters. Simply locate the form that’s needed by using any of the links found on the home page and download the specific form. Then, enter all relevant information and print it. Completed forms also can be saved to a computer’s hard drive or e-mailed to a home address. The information entered is held in absolute privacy. ** Courtesty of Thompson Gale These can be found at MCPL by clicking "Reference Resources...

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