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Title:
On your case : a comprehensive, compassionate (and only slightly bossy) legal guide for every stage of a woman's life
ISBN:
9781481525190
Edition:
Unabridged.
Physical Description:
7 audio discs (8 1/2 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Compact discs.
Contents:
Introduction: Your friend at the bar -- One: Relationships and the law. Launching a relationship : when is online over the line? ; Cohabitation : does practice make perfect? ; Marriage basics ; Common-law marriage ; Civil unions and domestic partnerships ; Prenuptial (and postnuptial) agreements ; Four-prong problems : who keeps the engagement ring? -- Two: Separation and divorce. Separation without anxiety ; All about annulment ; Divorce : getting started ; Divorce : property and support ; Child custody ; Child support ; Fighting over Fido : the pain of pet custody disputes ; DIY, mediation, and collaborative divorce -- Three: Babies, children, and teens. Making babies ; Adoption ; School support ; Advocating for a special needs child ; Your misbehaving teens ; Campus safety -- Four: Employment issues. On the job ; Household help -- Five: Protecting yourself. Online essentials ; Domestic violence -- Six: Later life issues. Taking charge I : medical decisions and powers of attorney ; Taking charge II: estate planning ; Managing Mom, Dad, and other older loved ones -- Seven: Finding legal help. Hiring a lawyer, or doing it yourself.
Summary:
Leveraging her professional experience as a lawyer and her personal experience as a wife, ex-wife, mother, and daughter, Green explains common, even complicated legal issues in practical, easy-to-understand terms. She uses court cases and vivid personal anecdotes to illustrate how readers can make smart decisions when problems arise. Green shares guidance on relationships; separation and divorce; babies, children, and teens; work; domestic violence; midlife and elder care; and legal help.
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Television legal analyst and attorney Lisa Green offers something new: a witty, direct, and empowering legal guide for women, filled with accessible information they can employ to understand and respond to common legal issues throughout their lives, from dating, marriage, and kids to jobs, retirement, aging parents, and wills.

In On Your Case , Lisa Green finally fills a gap in women's bookshelves with a thorough, compelling, and occasionally hilarious guide to the range of legal issues women can expect to navigate in their busy lives. Leveraging her professional experience as a lawyer and her personal experience as a wife, ex-wife, mother, and daughter, Green explains common, even complicated legal issues in practical, easy-to-understand terms. She uses court cases and vivid personal anecdotes to illustrate how readers can make smart decisions when problems arise. And legal problems will arise, Green counsels, so women need to get smart and get ready.

In her warm, inviting voice, Green shares guidance on:

Relationships: online dating, pre- and postnuptial agreements, engagement, and marriage Separation and divorce: splitting without anxiety, child custody and support, pet custody disputes Babies, children, and teens: pregnancy and adoption, advocating for a special-needs child, misbehaving teens Work: employment and household help Domestic violence Midlife and elder care: wills, medical decisions, and power of attorney Legal help: hiring a lawyer, DIY

As Suze Orman demystified personal finance for women, Lisa Green now does the same for the world of law. With On Your Case , Green helps you take care of yourself, your assets, your family, and your career and maintain control of your life.