9780375720918

American Bar Association Legal Guide for Women : What Every Woman Needs to Know about the Law and Marriage, Health Care, Divorce, Discrimination, Retirement, and More

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    9780375720918

  • ISBN10:

    037572091X

  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2004-12-14
  • Publisher: Random House Reference

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The American Bar Association Legal Guide for Womenanswers all the questions that women frequently ask: about sexual harassment, domestic violence, pregnancy and maternity leave, separation and divorce, healthcare (including contraception, abortion, and infertility treatments), money, and aging. Clear and authoritative, it helps women know their rights, steer clear of pitfalls, and take legal action when necessary. Thoroughly prepared and reviewed by top legal experts across the country and members of the American Bar Association, the nation's leading legal authority. Explains women's rights under the law and provides guidance on legal action. Features sidebars containing tips, checklists, and key information.

Author Biography

The <b>American Bar Association</b> is the nation's leading legal authority and the largest voluntary professional membership organization in the world. With more than 400,000 members, the ABA provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, information about the law, programs to assist lawyers and judges in their work, and initiatives to improve the legal system for the public.

Table of Contents

Foreword xiii
Introduction xv
PART ONE Education Without Discrimination
1. Sex Discrimination at School
1(19)
Education, Athletics, and Discrimination
2. Sexual Harassment in Schools
20(12)
Recognize Harassment and Stop It-Fast
PART TWO Workplace Issues
3. Sex Discrimination at Work
32(23)
Making Your Rights Work for You
4. Family-Friendly Laws and Policies
55(12)
Pregnancy Leave, Maternity Leave, and Working from Home
5. Dependent Care
67(14)
Child Care and Elder Care Issues
PART THREE Family
6. Marriage
81(19)
Your Rights, Your Responsibilities, and the Law
7. Unmarried Couples
100(17)
Simple Steps You Can Take to Protect Your Rights as a Couple
8. Divorce and Separation
117(17)
Breaking Up Property, Debt, and Alimony
9. Child Custody and Visitation
134(16)
How the Law Divides Families When a Relationship Ends
10. Child Support
150(15)
Your Guide to Getting It and Keeping It
PART FOUR Health
11. Infertility
165(19)
Where Technology, the Law, and Parenthood Intersect
12. Contraception
184(12)
Your Rights to Contraception
13. Pregnancy and Childbirth
196(14)
The Facts of Life and the Law
14. Abortion
210(12)
A Deeply Felt and Controversial Issue
PART FIVE Violence Against Women
15. Sexual Assault
222(18)
Sexual Assault and the Legal Process
16. Domestic Violence
240(20)
It's a Crime-And the Law Can Offer You Some Protections
PART SIX Money
17. Women and Credit
260(18)
Protecting Your Good Credit-Whether You Are Single, Married, or Divorced
18. Welfare, Poverty, and Government Benefits
278(18)
A Simple Guide to the Complex World of Welfare
PART SEVEN Planning Ahead
19. Issues for Senior Women
296(21)
Plan Now to Ensure Prosperity in Your Golden Years
20. Estate Planning
317(17)
Save Your Family Time, Money, and Heartache
WHERE DO YOU GO FROM HERE? 334

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