Legal Rights of Women
Egyptian women had full control over their wealth and property. A woman in Egypt was entitled to one-third of the marital property. The other two-thirds went to the children. They were also allowed to draw up a living will. These women were also allowed to sue.
The Egyptian woman also was allowed full rights in the courts with regard to adopting children, divorce and more.
They had many rights and did in fact use their power to accomplish whatever they needed to. They are known to have drawn up contracts including marriage and divorce settlements, engagements of wet-nurses, purchases of property, and even arrangements for self-enslavement.
Women in Egypt were allowed to have positions if their class allowed it. They usually did what their mothers and grandmothers did. Ancient Egyptian women seemed to have a good balance between family life and career. They knew their place in ma'at, but were allowed to fulfill many of their hopes and dreams.
Though most women found themselves fulfilling traditional roles as wives and mothers, women were not oppressed, and they were able to pursue other opportunities if available. Compared to many ancient cultures, Egypt was an excellent place to be for a woman.