On Your Case

On Your Case : A Comprehensive, Compassionate (and Only Slightly Bossy) Legal Guide For Every Stage Of A Woman's Life

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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.

Lisa Green has an urgent message for women of all ages, especially those who consider themselves fully briefed on nutrition, personal finance, good schools, and great bargains:

What about the law?

Whether or not you invite it into your life, the law will find you. When it does, will you be ready to respond?

In On Your Case, Lisa fills a long-standing gap in women's bookshelves with a thorough, compelling and occasionally hilarious guide to the range of legal issues women can expect to confront throughout their busy lives. Leveraging her professional training as a lawyer and her personal experience as a wife, ex-wife, mother, and daughter, Lisa explains common, even complicated, legal issues in practical, easy to understand terms. Sharing true stories, from jaw-dropping court cases to her own personal challenges, Lisa explains how readers can make the best possible decisions when problems arise. And legal problems will arise, Lisa counsels, so women need to get smart, and get ready.

In her warm, yet firm, voice, Lisa guides readers through the potential legal issues around:

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 Social media Midlife and elder care: Wills, medical decisions and power of attorney Legal Help: Hiring a lawyer, DIY

As Suze Orman demystified personal finance and put women in the driver's seat of their own financial future, Lisa Green now does for the law. With On Your Case, Lisa empowers you by equipping you with the tools you need to take care of yourself, your assets, your family, and your career.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 134 x 203 x 25mm | 295g
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0062308009
  • 9780062308009

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"Compelling. . . . A must-read for all women."--Lee Woodruff, New York Times bestselling author of Perfectly Imperfect: A Life in Progress

From dating, marriage, and kids to divorce, teens, and aging parents, Lisa Green's On Your Case offers smart legal answers to challenges that arise over the course of every woman's lifetime. A lawyer and television legal analyst herself, Lisa shares real-life legal horror stories (including her own) to illustrate how readers can not only solve problems, but also learn how to protect themselves before a crisis hits.

Lisa's warm, inviting voice imparts essential information about these important topics and many more:

- Relationships: online dating, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, engagement,

and marriage

- Separation and divorce: splitting without anxiety, child custody and support, pet custody disputes, domestic violence

- Babies, children, and teens: pregnancy and adoption, advocating for a special needs child, misbehaving teens

- Work: employment and household help

- Online legal issues: privacy, copyright, and social media

- Midlife and elder care: wills, medical decisions, and power of attorney

- Legal help: hiring a lawyer and DIY

Always clear and often funny, Lisa provides all the essential tools and inspiration necessary to care for yourself, your assets, your family, and your career.

"Green's winning book will empower women." --Kirkus Reviews
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"Will serve as a trusted resource to show the layperson her legal rights and options...The topics [Green] discusses... are absolutely necessary for women to lead proactive and independent lives. Part reference, part self-help, Green's winning book will empower women through knowledge of the law."--Kirkus Reviews
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2 7% (2)
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