Are you a woman who prides herself on being responsible? If you exercise, lean in, wear sunscreen, check homework, call your parents and cleanse, are you also prepared for life's legal challenges?
Where's your will? Who will raise your kids if something happens to you? Did your live-in boyfriend lose his job? Did your boss just compliment your figure, again? Does your housekeeper want to collect benefits? Throughout their busy lives, women may encounter a range of legal issues-issues they are almost never prepared to face.
So, what do you do? Meet Lisa Green, legal life coach. A cross between Suze Orman and Nora Ephron, Lisa's witty and easy-to-follow book, On Your Case: A Comprehensive, Compassionate (and Only Slightly Bossy) Legal Guide for Every Stage of a Woman's Life, explains the simple legal steps you can take now to protect yourself and your family when it comes to:
Relationships-the legal aspects of dating and cohabitating, from protections and warnings for dot-com daters to palimony and the "no nup."
Marriage-what (and how) to share when it comes to taxes, accounts, and assets; the pre- and post-nup; common law marriage, overseas marriage, and domestic partnerships.
Separation and Divorce-property division, alimony, child support, custody
Children-reproductive rights, surrogacy, egg donors, and adoption; bullying and sexting
Employment-office discrimination; working while pregnant and breastfeeding at work; hiring, firing and being fired
Women count on other women for advice on health, work and family issues. But for women who don't have ready access to a trusted lawyer, Lisa steps in to identify the all-too-common problems women face and those the law can help solve.
Lisa is a lawyer and television legal analyst whose first book, On Your Case, helps women understand the legal issues that arise at every stage of their lives.
After receiving her law degree from New York University, Lisa practiced law at a prominent New York firm where she helped clients with a wide range of problems, from children who needed to be legally emancipated from their harmful parent so they could be adopted by a loving foster family, to major media companies who wanted to assert their intellectual property rights in the digital age.
Lisa then moved to NBC News, working first as a lawyer, then as a news producer and on-air legal analyst discussing controversial issues of national importance, including bullying, harassment and other topics pertinent to women at work and at home.
Over time, Lisa began to counsel friends and family who were navigating personal legal issues, and tackled some of her own, including a divorce. And she discovered that life brought every woman her share of legal questions, ranging from adoption and school issues, to teen troubles, employment and issues related to aging parents.
Lisa wrote On Your Case to make sure women could address these situations with confidence, armed with crucial information that would help them make the best decisions for themselves, family and friends.