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Rachel Small

Rachel Small is a divorced mother of two grown children. She works as a consumer advocate and teaches business law in Pennsylvania.

Rachel Small

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First Wives World readers going through a split may find information from a tax attorney who specializes in divorce very helpful. Her tips, detailing how divorce can affect your income tax, appeared in the (Lancaster, Pa.) Intelligencer…

Collaborative Divorce: A Friendly Process

Friday, 22 October 2010 10:23
Anybody who has been through a divorce will admit it's painful, combative and often destructive of future family relationships.There are a number of ways to get a divorce, but some splitting couples are finding collaborative divorce &

If It's Broke, Admit It

Tuesday, 14 June 2011 09:20
Mike Wells, Esq., writing in the Winston-Salem Journal, has keyed in on some important strategies to prepare for divorce. When couples marry, they don't anticipate the possibility of divorce. Yet almost 50% of all marriage end up broken.If…

Budgeting Basics For Life After Divorce

Thursday, 02 September 2010 05:01
Financial experts suggest that the biggest economic burden from divorce falls on women and children. On average, after a divorce they suffer a 45% reduction in standard of living. At this time of great…

When Senior Divorces Divide Families

Monday, 08 November 2010 10:38
I've discussed the role of parents in divorces of adult children, but now I want to look at the consequences of senior divorces on their adult children and grandchildren.  When Grandma or Grandpa decide to…
Most of us procrastinate about writing a will. But for those going through a divorce, expressing your last will and testament becomes enormously important.&

A Financial Checklist For Divorcing Women

Wednesday, 03 November 2010 17:58
One of the hardest decisions of life is the one to end your marriage. Both spouses are in the same situation emotionally, no matter how strong we may appear, and the settlement process isn't easy for&

Adult Children Of Divorce Face Extra Burdens

Thursday, 20 October 2011 08:28
I'd never thought much about the problems of the elderly who may depend upon the services of stepchildren when their spouse passes away. As we face increased numbers of divorce among older people, we need to realize the unintended consequences&

DIY Divorce Isn't A Good Idea

Friday, 15 February 2008 12:00
In the electronic age and the era of "do-it-yourself" mania, a cottage industry for handling your own divorce has developed. Representing yourself, or acting pro se, in a divorce case may be a real blunder for most people. There are pros and cons …

Tips For Post-Divorce Parenting

Thursday, 15 September 2011 10:03
Simon Baker's book, How To Be A Great Divorced Dad gives practical advice on setting up a home to accommodate the needs of visiting children. While Mr. Baker's book is written to men, I thought some of the tips were useful for both parents. …
Married couples contemplating a split always wonder if they can afford a divorce. And even though the average cost of divorce in the United States is reported to be approximately $15,000, there are many variables that can drive your costs up and…
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