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Divorce has become a common life event that affects almost half of all first marriages. Divorce can be a painful process, but it doesn’t have to be. Many couples are able to split amicably and cooperatively. This can make divorce much easier on children, as well as reducing the toll, both emotional and financial, on the divorcing spouses. FindLaw’s Divorce News section is the premier source of legal news and analysis concerning divorce.

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  • 'Naty' Revuelta, who had daughter with Fidel Castro, dies

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:27:09 GMT

    HAVANA (AP) — Natalia Revuelta Clews, the Cuban socialite who emptied her bank account and sold her diamond jewelry to support Fidel Castro when he was a little-known insurgent, has died. She was 89.

  • Miss. official fatally shoots self on day of corruption case

    Thu, 26 Feb 2015 21:51:44 GMT

    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — By the time his name was called out in federal court Thursday morning, Harrison County Supervisor William Martin was already dead.

  • South Korean court abolishes law criminalizing adultery

    Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:41:32 GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean court on Thursday abolished a 62-year-old law that criminalized extramarital affairs, and the stock price of a prominent condom maker immediately shot up 15 percent.

  • South Korean court abolishes law saying adultery is illegal

    Thu, 26 Feb 2015 06:56:54 GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean court on Thursday abolished a 62-year-old law that bans extramarital affairs, and the stock price of a prominent condom maker immediately shot up 15 percent.

  • Officials: 3 dead, 2 officers wounded in shooting in Georgia

    Mon, 23 Feb 2015 22:32:21 GMT

    DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — A former law enforcement officer who had lost his job because of allegations of domestic violence shot his ex-wife to death and wounded a sheriff and deputy Sunday at a home in northeastern Georgia, authorities said.

  • Pa. high court nominee in hot seat over 'Christmas' email

    Sat, 21 Feb 2015 00:46:02 GMT

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A white county judge nominated for Pennsylvania's highest court apparently forwarded a racially insensitive email showing a black couple talking through glass via a jailhouse phone under the heading, "Merry Christmas from the Johnsons."

  • Jerry Sandusky's ex-lawyer charged with stealing $535,000

    Fri, 20 Feb 2015 21:18:28 GMT

    CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) — An attorney who represented former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky at his sex abuse trial was charged Friday with stealing more than a half-million dollars from clients and spending it on casino gambling and other interests.

  • Undercover agent takes stand during New Jersey rabbi's trial

    Fri, 20 Feb 2015 00:23:44 GMT

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — When two undercover agents called posing as a brother and sister looking to obtain a divorce from the sister's unwilling husband, a New York rabbi told them that New Jersey Rabbi Mendel Epstein was a "hired hand" who could be "very helpful" to them.

  • Undercover FBI agent takes stand during rabbi's trial

    Thu, 19 Feb 2015 22:58:53 GMT

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A co-defendant told undercover FBI agents looking for a divorce that a fellow rabbi on trial for allegedly torturing men into granting divorces was a "hired hand."

  • Religious law at issue in rabbi's divorce kidnap team trial

    Thu, 19 Feb 2015 18:48:17 GMT

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New York rabbi testified Thursday that Jewish law allows for nonviolent force to be used against husbands who don't want to give divorces as prosecutors began presenting their case against an Orthodox rabbi accused of using a kidnap team to force the hand of reticent husbands.

  • Trial starts for rabbi who allegedly ran divorce kidnap team

    Wed, 18 Feb 2015 23:59:41 GMT

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Before prosecutors described Rabbi Mendel Epstein as a leader in a devout Orthodox community, they played a short, grainy video clip that they say shows he is a criminal.

  • How to handle an employee's offensive social media post

    Wed, 18 Feb 2015 18:08:29 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — When one of Ileaa Swift's employees posted homophobic comments on Facebook, the reaction was quick.

  • Rabbi accused of running divorce kidnap team heads to trial

    Mon, 16 Feb 2015 20:01:23 GMT

    LAKEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — When a Jewish woman wanted a divorce from an unwilling husband, federal prosecutors say Mendel Epstein was the rabbi who — for the right price — could gather a kidnap team to make it happen.

  • Shooting suspect slams religion while defending liberty

    Sun, 15 Feb 2015 19:39:49 GMT

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — If his Facebook page is any indication, Craig Hicks doesn't hate Muslims. An avowed atheist, his online posts instead depict a man who despises religion itself, but nevertheless seems to support an individual's right to his own beliefs.

  • FBI examining 3 slain in NC; family says it was hate crime

    Fri, 13 Feb 2015 16:53:39 GMT

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Muslim groups planned to take their demands for a federal hate-crime investigation of three young Muslims slain in North Carolina to the White House on Friday.

  • Oregon governor resists pressure to quit over ethics scandal

    Fri, 13 Feb 2015 15:23:09 GMT

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber is showing no sign of walking away from a decades-long political career despite losing support from most of his party's leadership over allegations his fiancee used their relationship to land contracts for her green-energy business.

  • The key players in the Bobbi Kristina Brown saga

    Fri, 13 Feb 2015 09:47:18 GMT

    ATLANTA (AP) — Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of the late Whitney Houston and the only child between Houston and ex-husband Bobby Brown, has been hospitalized since she was found unresponsive in a bathtub at her suburban Atlanta home on Jan. 31.

  • Oregon governor resists mounting pressure to resign

    Fri, 13 Feb 2015 08:55:54 GMT

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber is showing no sign of walking away from a decades-long political career, even though he's been abandoned by most of his party's leadership amid influence-peddling allegations surrounding him and his fiancée.

  • Top Democrats call on Oregon governor to resign

    Fri, 13 Feb 2015 05:18:30 GMT

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's top Democrats urged Gov. John Kitzhaber to resign Thursday, saying he cannot lead the state effectively amid a growing ethics scandal involving his fiancee, a green-energy consultant suspected of using their relationship to land contracts for her business.

  • Thousands join funeral for slain Muslims in North Carolina

    Thu, 12 Feb 2015 23:33:20 GMT

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The fathers of three young Muslims allegedly slain by a neighbor who was angry over parking spots stood before their caskets Thursday and urged a crowd of thousands to protect others by demanding justice.

  • Attorneys spar as trial begins for Marine who disappeared

    Thu, 12 Feb 2015 21:46:39 GMT

    CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) — The criminal case against a Marine accused of deserting his unit in Iraq a decade ago began taking shape when Navy criminal investigators assumed the worst about the Muslim corporal based on hearsay from other service members, a defense attorney argued Thursday.