ERIC Number: ED159090
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Wisconsin Women and the Law, Second Edition. The Governor's Commission on the Status of Women.
Governor's Commission on the Status of Women, Madison, WI.; Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Univ. Extension.
This handbook is written to inform Wisconsin citizens of women's rights and responsibilities under Wisconsin and federal law. It is intended for use as general legal resource material. It is not intended to take the place of an attorney in the solution of individual legal problems. Each of the 12 chapters treats a particular subject or topic. Chapter 1 describes the legalities of marriage and discusses domicile, support during marriage, and property. Chapter 2 deals with divorce and legal separation. Divorce procedures, child custody, child support, alimony, name change, and property division are examined. Parental rights and responsibilities are treated in the third chapter. Support of children, child care, rights of illegitimate children and their parents, and termination of parental rights are discussed. Names, employment, and education are the topics dealt with in chapters four, five, and six respectively. Family planning is the topic of chapter seven. Taxation and social security are discussed in chapter eight. Chapter nine examines business practices and discusses public accomodations, housing, discrimination in insurance, and credit. Criminal law is examined in chapter ten and economically disadvantaged women in chapter eleven. The last chapter discusses the effects of the Equal Rights Amendment. Supplemental reading materials and a directory of services are provided in the appendices. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Business, Credit (Finance), Criminal Law, Divorce, Economically Disadvantaged, Education, Employment, Family Planning, Feminism, Housing, Laws, Legal Aid, Marriage, Parent Responsibility, Sex Discrimination, Taxes
Commission on the Status of Women, Room 210, 30 West Mifflin Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53703 ($0.50)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Governor's Commission on the Status of Women, Madison, WI.; Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Univ. Extension.