E.A. Gjelten

Legal Editor

E.A. (Liz) Gjelten has been a special projects editor at Nolo since 2016. A generalist when it comes to subject matter, she enjoys using her research, analytical, and writing skills to translate complex legal issues into jargon-free language that’s accessible to lay readers without compromising accuracy.

Nolo. In addition to her work on surveys about lay people’s experiences with the legal process, Liz writes articles for Nolo.com, Lawyers.com, Criminaldefenselawyer.com, and Alllaw.com in several areas of the law, including workers’ compensation, criminal law, civil rights, school law, and animal law. 

Legal background. Before coming to Nolo, Liz worked for 12 years as a legal author for Thomson Reuters, writing about new legal developments in workers’ compensation and family law for Westlaw and print publications. She also wrote an annual roundup of new California legislation for a monthly family law journal. Before that, Liz worked as an author, legal editor, and managing editor for California Family Law Report, a small legal publishing company.

Other pursuits. Liz has a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California at Los Angeles and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. She’s a produced playwright and has taught at San Francisco State University and New College of California. She’s also worked as a freelance book editor, journalist, and grant writer.


Articles By E.A. Gjelten

How Do I File for Divorce in Missouri?
Learn about the requirements and steps to get a divorce in Missouri—and how you can get help.
Uncontested Divorce in Missouri
Learn how to save time and money with an uncontested divorce in Missouri.
Uncontested Divorce in New Jersey
If you and your spouse are on reasonably good terms and can negotiate in good faith, you might be able to get an uncontested divorce, which will likely save you time and money.
Guide to Divorce Mediation in Arizona
Learn how mediation can help lower costs and conflict in your divorce—and when an Arizona judge may require you to mediate disputes with your spouse or ex.
Guide to Divorce Mediation in Colorado
Learn how mediation can help lower costs and conflict in your divorce—and when a Colorado judge may require you to mediate disputes with your spouse or ex.
How Much Does a Divorce Cost?
A real-world guide to typical divorce costs, the factors that make some divorces more expensive than others, and what you can do to lower the cost of your own divorce.
Uncontested Divorce in Michigan
Divorce doesn't have to be a long, expensive process. Learn how to get a quick and cheap uncontested divorce in Michigan.
Uncontested Divorce in West Virginia
Learn how you can get a relatively quick and easy uncontested divorce in West Virginia.
Uncontested Divorce in Montana
Learn how to save money and time by getting an uncontested divorce in Montana.
How Do I File for Divorce in Colorado?
Wondering where to begin and how to file a divorce? Learn about the necessary forms and procedures to file for a divorce in Colorado—and how to get help.