Ma-in-Law is a short book of only sixty-five pages by an associate professor of law at Michigan State University. However, the book is very insightful and offers a unique perspective on how to navigate this ever-changing world of laws.
This book does not merely explain the law, but rather examines how laws affect people in a personal way. It also provides some tips and techniques on how to create the right impression with your lawyer. The author has been in the legal profession for almost twenty years now and she has a wealth of experience in the field.
One of the most important aspects of law is client confidentiality. In Ma's Law, you will see that this aspect is covered as well. She explains that clients should be informed that the attorney who will be representing them has worked hard to prepare their case. They should also be informed that the lawyer has obtained and reviewed all of the documentation related to the case, including the case itself and any supporting documents.
The information provided about the case and the legal process should be presented in a very professional manner so that the lawyer can focus on the task at hand and make sure that his or her client receives the best possible outcome. This book covers such topics as when to consult a lawyer, who to consult, what constitutes professional negligence, the types of records that must be provided and what the legal definition of negligence is.
What the book does not cover is what the legal system actually says about certain situations. It is not written with an audience in mind; rather, it is written with the layman in mind.
If you are considering taking out a life insurance policy for your family, Ma-in-Law is a good place to start. It explains what is included and what is excluded when applying for life insurance policies. It also provides a brief overview of other types of insurance such as retirement and pension plans.
The concepts covered in this book are applicable to the working environment as well. There are chapters on child custody, employment discrimination and employee benefits.
Ma-in-Law is written in an accessible way and does not offer any legal jargon. However, it is clearly written and easy to read.
One thing that may make the book a bit boring is the fact that Ma does not discuss any real-life cases that she has been involved in. However, she does cover a few instances where situations similar to these occurred in the past. It is not uncommon to be reminded of an actual case during the book because of the many examples used.
One thing that is not discussed in this book, however, is the rights of victims of sex crimes. Ma does not mention the possibility of statutory rape in this book. However, the author mentions that sex crimes have changed considerably since the 1970's.
Another aspect that may seem to be left out of this book is child support and spousal support, and visitation rights. Both of these topics are important issues and they are discussed in several other books. This book focuses primarily on divorce and child support and visitation rights.
The author does cover many other topics related to divorce law and child custody in a relatively brief amount of time. However, she does not go into depth about what each topic is. There is no mention of alimony, support for elderly parents, support for victims of sexual assault, alimony or spousal support, prenuptial agreement, and divorce mediation or adoption laws. This is understandable because the author has an extremely limited amount of space to cover.
This book is an excellent introduction to . . . . . . the subject matter and provides a helpful insight into the legal system. It should provide a good foundation for anyone who is interested in the subject matter. Although the author has experience in the field, she is not an expert and the information she provides may be a little dated. But overall, it is an important book for anyone who is considering a career in the legal field.