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Ask the County Law Librarian – Divorce Costs
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Ask the County Law Librarian – Divorce Costs

Q: I've heard that getting a divorce is more expensive than getting married. Is that true? In total, how much does a divorce really cost? – Dave A: Well, I guess that depends on how extravagant your wedding was. It’s usually cheaper to stay married than to get a divorce, though. For...

Ask the County Law Librarian – Proof of Auto Insurance
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Ask the County Law Librarian – Proof of Auto Insurance

Q: I got pulled over and thought I had a valid insurance card at the time. It turns out my policy had actually been canceled. What can happen and what are the laws regarding driving without insurance? Betty A: In California, you must have car insurance that covers you when you’re driving any...

Ask the County Law Librarian – Criminal Background Checks
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Ask the County Law Librarian – Criminal Background Checks

Q: I met a guy who I really like, but a friend told me she heard he had a “record.” How can I do a background check to find out for sure? Jen A: Unfortunately, running a criminal background check is not as simple as one might think. Criminal convictions are generally public records, and...

Ask the County Law Librarian – Foreclosure Defense
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Ask the County Law Librarian – Foreclosure Defense

Q: I just got a Notice of Default from my mortgage company. My friend told me I could stop the foreclosure process by demanding that the bank “produce the note.” What does this mean and will it really work? Thank you,  Louise A: The “produce the note” defense to...

Ask the County Law Librarian – How to Find a Lawyer
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Ask the County Law Librarian – How to Find a Lawyer

Q: How can I find a good lawyer? I am willing to pay. Can you recommend someone? Thank you,  Katherine A: Although I can’t recommend a lawyer, I can provide a strategy to locating one. Locating a lawyer who is willing to handle your case can be challenging. There are a number...

Ask the County Law Librarian
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Ask the County Law Librarian

Welcome to the Sacramento County Public Law Library’s new column, “Ask the County Law Librarian.” The Sacramento County Public Law Library has been providing FREE public access to legal information since 1891; however, many residents don’t even know about us. We hope this...

Civil Self Help Center Opens
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Civil Self Help Center Opens

The Sacramento County Public Law Library (SCPLL) is the new home to the Civil Self Help Center which was formerly located in the Sacramento Superior Court. The Civil Self Help Center provides self represented litigant’s FREE legal advice and information on a variety of civil issues including...

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