Jennie Lin

Attorney · Harvard Law School

Jennie Lin is a former legal editor in estate planning at Nolo. She wrote for and other sites in the Nolo Network and edited a variety of Nolo books. 

Legal career. Previously, Jennie was an attorney at Latham & Watkins LLP in New York, where she worked in several practice areas before settling into international arbitration. She has also interned at a state attorney general's office, the Housing Law Clinic at the Legal Services Center in Jamaica Plain, MA, and the Immigration and Refugee Clinic at Greater Boston Legal Services

Education. Jennie holds a BA from Harvard University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and is admitted to the New York State Bar.

Writing career. Jennie has also worked as a writer/editor for the last decade. She has written for companies and publications including Yahoo!, Kimpton Hotels, The New York Times, and She enjoyed working at Nolo in a rare position that allowed her to utilize her expertise in both law and writing daily. She found it especially rewarding to work in estate planning—an area of law that applies to pretty much everyone—and to help make the legal system just a touch more approachable.

Articles By Jennie Lin

What Happens to a Trust in a Divorce?
Learn how trust property gets divided in a divorce, including what happens to property in a living trust, or property that you or your spouse inherited.
How to Revise Your Estate Plan After a Divorce
If your will, living trust, or other estate planning documents still name your ex-spouse, you’ll likely want to start anew.