E.A. Gjelten

Legal Editor

E.A. (Liz) Gjelten has been a legal editor at Nolo since 2016. 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.

Legal background. Before coming to Nolo, Liz worked for 12 years as a legal author for Thomson Reuters, writing about new legal developments in family law and workers’ compensation for Westlaw and print publications. She also researched and wrote the annual roundup of new California legislation for a monthly family law journal. Before that, Liz worked for 15 years as an author, legal editor, and managing editor for California Family Law Report, a small legal publishing company.

Working at Nolo. Since 2021, Liz has worked as the legal editor for family law and divorce, drawing on her years of experience researching, writing, and editing in that area. Before that, Liz was a special projects editor, writing articles on a range of topics, including workers’ compensation, civil rights, and animal law.

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 is 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 Indiana?
Learn the process for filing a divorce—also called a “dissolution of marriage”—in Indiana.
The Basics of Annulment in Oklahoma
Wondering whether you can get an annulment? Learn which marriages can be annulled in Oklahoma, and how to seek an annulment.
Understanding New Jersey Child Support Laws
In New Jersey, both parents have an obligation to financially support their children. But the term “child support” is actually more complicated than it may sound. This article will tell you what you need to know.
Ohio Divorce: Dividing Property
If you're getting divorced in Ohio, do you know what property you get to keep and what you have to split with your spouse? Who will be responsible for the debt?
Imputing Income for Child Support in Virginia
Learn when Virginia judges may consider a parent's "imputed" income—rather than the actual amount the parent earns—when deciding how much child support to order.
Child Support Laws in Virginia
In Virginia, child support is based on the combined incomes of both parents, to give children the benefit of what their parents could have provided if they stayed together.
Basic Divorce Residency Requirements in Your State
A complete guide to the residency requirements for divorce in all 50 states and D.C.
Child Custody and Visitation Laws in Wyoming
If you’re getting divorced in Wyoming, and expect to have custody issues, it’s crucial for you to be aware of what a judge will look at in making a decision.
Child Custody and Visitation Laws in Vermont
Child custody and visitation can be emotionally-charged and complex issues. It’s crucial for you to be prepared for what you might be facing.
Child Support in Wyoming
Learn how child support is calculated in Wyoming, when you can depart from the guideline amount of support, how to collect or change support payments, and more.