Nolo Releases New Legal Reference Guide for Families

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Nolo tackles important family law concerns by publishing The Legal Answer Book for Families.

Marriage, divorce, child custody, child support, adoptions, elder care, inheritance rules, and children’s problems with school, bullies, or the law are a few of the many legal topics that affect family life. The Legal Answer Book for Families, by Attorney Emily Doskow and Marcia Stewart, is a plain-English guide for every imaginable family legal situation, large or small.

Is your teen threatening to get a tattoo? Looking for your state rules on adoption? Is your deadbeat ex failing to pay child support? Want help figuring out an elder parent’s eligibility for Medicaid? Need updated info on your state’s family court resources and forms? Find the answer quickly in the easy-to-understand Legal Answer Book for Families, which contains an invaluable appendix outlining every state’s laws on important family law issues. The book also includes a carefully chosen list of the best websites for information on specific legal topics affecting families, from independent adoptions to state help with insurance.

The Legal Answer Book for Families aims to provide comprehensive coverage of legal subjects in handy desk reference style suited for the needs of every family. When your family’s needs are on the line, turn to this guidebook to answer all of your concerns.

About the Authors
Emily Doskow is a practicing attorney and mediator who has worked with families in the Bay Area since 1989. She is the author of Nolo's Essential Guide to Divorce, coauthor of Making It Legal: A Guide to Same-Sex Marriage, Domestic Partnership & Civil Unions and the editor of many other Nolo titles. Emily blogs on marriage, adoption, parenting, divorce, child custody and child support at Nolo's Divorce, Custody & Family Law Blog, and offers practical tips for sharing everything from lawnmowers to information at The Sharing Solution. She also blogs on the ever-changing laws that affect gays and lesbians at Queer Justice: Nolo's LGBT Law Blog.

Marcia Stewart has written and edited dozens of Nolo books on a wide range of topics affecting families, from parenting to house buying to Social Security.

NOTE TO EDITORS AND PRODUCERS: Please contact Desiree Stephens if you would like to set up an interview with the authors (510)704-2251 or dstephens(at)nolo(dot)com. Images and content available upon request.

About Nolo ( Nolo is passionate about making the law accessible to everyone. Our high-quality books, software, legal forms, and online lawyer directory have helped millions of people find answers to their everyday legal and business questions. Follow Nolo on Twitter (@NoloLaw) and Facebook (


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