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 Much Will My Divorce Cost?
See what Nolo’s national survey showed about typical divorce costs, including what people pay when they hire lawyers and what they spend when they handle their own cases.
How Can I Find Out If My California Employer Has Workers’ Compensation Insurance?
Learn how to find your employer’s insurer and what you can do if it doesn’t meet California’s legal requirements for workers’ comp insurance.
Injuries and Illnesses Covered by Workers' Compensation
Employees who are injured or become ill in connection with their work may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. In order to be covered by workers’ comp, injuries don’t have to result from sudden accidents like falling off a ladder or losing a finger to equipment malfunction.
How to Select and Change Treating Doctors in Your California Workers’ Comp Case
Learn about the rules in California for choosing a doctor to treat your work-related injury or illness.
Are You Eligible for Workers' Compensation Benefits?
If you were hurt or became ill as a result of your work, you could be entitled to workers' compensation benefits.
Workers' Compensation Time Limits
Each state has different time limits for filing workers’ comp claims and reporting work-related injuries or illness to employers. If you miss the deadlines, you could lose your chance to get benefits. When filing the workers compensation claim the statute of limitations is one year. If you missed may lose their right to receive workers' compensation benefits.
Workers' Compensation: Is Your Injury or Illness Work Related?
If you are seeking workers' compensation benefits, you’ll have to show that your injury or illness is work related—or, in workers’ comp legalese, “arising out of employment and occurring during the course of employment” (AOE/COE).
Reopening a Closed Workers' Compensation Case
States have different rules for when and why you can ask for more benefits after you’ve already received a workers’ comp settlement or award.
How Much Are Workers' Compensation Benefits in Indiana?
If you were injured or got sick because of your job in Indiana, you may be eligible to receive a range of benefits through the state workers’ compensation system, including medical treatment and payments to cover part of your lost wages.
How Much Are Workers’ Compensation Benefits in South Carolina?
Learn how South Carolina calculates the amount of compensation you may receive for a work-related injury or illness and how long those payments will last.