On Your Case: A Comprehensive, Compassionate (and Only Slightly Bossy) Legal Guide for Every Stage of a Woman's Life (Hardcover)

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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.

About the Author

Lisa Green is a lawyer and legal analyst. After earning her law degree at New York University, she was a litigator in private practice before joining NBC News, first as a lawyer and then as a senior producer for Weekend Today and as an NBC News legal analyst. Lisa continues to make on-air appearances for NBC News and MSNBC, and she has written and blogged about legal issues for msnbc.com and published articles in Barron's, the National Law Journal, and the Wall Street Journal. Lisa lives in New York City, where she serves as communications director for a major New York law firm. She is the mother of two young adults.

Praise For…

“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

“Green’s confident voice resonates like a smart, funny girlfriend giving solid counsel over a glass of wine. It’s personal, practical, and backed up with plenty of legal reality. This book will appeal to women with legal troubles and to those hoping to avoid them.”
Library Journal

“Lisa Green’s compelling and breezily conversational book gives us the tool kit we’ve been waiting for to wise up and open our eyes. It’s a must-read for all women--and the earlier, the better.”
— Lee Woodruff, New York Times bestselling author of Perfectly Imperfect: A Life in Progress

“What sort of woman needs the straight-shooting, absurdly entertaining legal advice Lisa Green lays out in On Your Case? Mothers, daughters, wives (current and ex), those in the workforce and those at home… in other words, every one of us. I wish I’d read it twenty years ago.”
— Jean Chatzky, best-selling author and financial editor, NBC Today

“Lisa Green is every woman’s cheerleader, best friend, and advocate when it comes to the legal matters that affect our daily lives. You can defend your rights when you know your rights. I will give it to every woman I know--I loved it!”
— Adriana Trigiani, New York Times bestselling author

“On Your Case should be on every woman’s bookshelf. I would call it an insightful encyclopedia and brilliantly crafted.”
— Judge Judy Sheindlin

Product Details
ISBN: 9780062307996
ISBN-10: 0062307991
Publisher: William Morrow
Publication Date: February 17th, 2015
Pages: 400
Language: English