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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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  • Steven Hill, who played 'Law & Order' DA Schiff, dies at 94

    Wed, 24 Aug 2016 01:24:58 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Steven Hill, a versatile character actor in theater, films and television who achieved his greatest success late in life as grumpy District Attorney Adam Schiff on TV's long-running "Law & Order," died Tuesday. He was 94.

  • 12 TV series to watch this fall

    Tue, 23 Aug 2016 14:48:30 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — The fall television season has been an annual rite since viewers were splitting their time between the trio of networks on their black-and-white TVs.

  • Suspect in deaths of 5 in Alabama blames drugs for slaughter

    Tue, 23 Aug 2016 02:32:15 GMT

    CITRONELLE, Ala. (AP) — A Mississippi man arrested after five people were found dead in a rural Alabama home blamed the gruesome rampage on drugs, telling reporters Monday there weren't words to express his regret for what had happened.

  • Sheriff: Suspect in massacre admits killing at least 1

    Mon, 22 Aug 2016 21:02:25 GMT

    CITRONELLE, Ala. (AP) — A Mississippi man admitted killing at least one of the five adults found dead at a rural home where his estranged girlfriend had sought shelter amid allegations of abuse, a sheriff said Monday.

  • Sheriff: 5 slain in Alabama massacre included pregnant woman

    Mon, 22 Aug 2016 11:19:51 GMT

    ATLANTA (AP) — The five people slain in a massacre at a south Alabama home included a woman who was five months pregnant, Mobile County authorities said.

  • Gay rights setback seen in Illinois Supreme Court ruling

    Fri, 19 Aug 2016 19:53:19 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois Supreme Court ruling is a step backward for same-sex couples and will harm all unmarried domestic partners who might want a court to decide a property dispute after a break-up, according to gay rights advocates.

  • Kentucky justices struggle with mentally incompetent divorce

    Fri, 19 Aug 2016 18:59:10 GMT

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — In 2008, then 80-year-old Elmer Riehle was convinced someone was bringing him $23 million.

  • 10 Things to Know for Friday

    Fri, 19 Aug 2016 12:23:18 GMT

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

  • Pope outlines vision for promoting life, family issues

    Wed, 17 Aug 2016 21:44:07 GMT

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Wednesday outlined his vision for how the Vatican will promote family and life issues, naming an American moderate to head the new Vatican office for families and laity and directing related institutes to give merciful care to spiritually wounded Catholics.

  • Pope taps American to head new Vatican office for families

    Wed, 17 Aug 2016 16:10:40 GMT

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Wednesday named an American moderate to head the new Vatican office for families and laity as part of his aim to bring a more pastoral approach to the Vatican's bureaucracy.

  • UK top court split on transgender woman's pension right

    Wed, 10 Aug 2016 11:36:22 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — Britain's top court said Wednesday it was unable to agree on the case of a transgender woman who was denied a female pension because she refused to divorce her wife.

  • Family of slain Florida legal scholar to be paid $40,000

    Mon, 08 Aug 2016 20:23:58 GMT

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The family of a well-known legal scholar gunned down in his Florida garage will be paid $40,000 by an agency that handles 911 calls.

  • FBI arrests man, says he had contact with 2 Texas attackers

    Thu, 04 Aug 2016 21:44:59 GMT

    CLEVELAND (AP) — A North Carolina man arrested Thursday on accusations that he tried to recruit people to join the Islamic State group had communicated with one of two men shot dead by a police officer in Garland, Texas, during an attack at an event where the Prophet Muhammad was being depicted in cartoons, the FBI said.

  • Pakistani police declare Bradford woman's death a murder

    Thu, 04 Aug 2016 18:13:17 GMT

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani police have declared the death last month of a U.K. woman of Pakistani origin to be murder, a Pakistani investigator said Thursday, in what appears to be the latest in so-called "honor killings" of women in Pakistan.

  • Ex-wife of slain Florida law professor denies role in death

    Wed, 03 Aug 2016 19:38:24 GMT

    MIAMI (AP) — The ex-wife of a slain Florida State University law professor and her family on Wednesday denied having any involvement in an alleged murder-for-hire plot to kill him, according to a statement issued by their lawyers.

  • Sheriff: Depressed veteran arrested for attempted murder

    Tue, 02 Aug 2016 23:22:06 GMT

    LULING, La. (AP) — An Army veteran struggling from depression as a result of war wounds has been arrested on three counts of attempted murder after he shot his father-in-law in the chest and was poised to throw a Molotov cocktail into a home, according to the St. Charles Parish sheriff.

  • Sarah Jessica Parker goes thrift shop in new HBO comedy

    Sun, 31 Jul 2016 05:12:39 GMT

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — A roundup of news from the Television Critics Association summer meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs.

  • Minnesota mom convicted of hiding 2 teen daughters from dad

    Thu, 28 Jul 2016 18:48:06 GMT

    HASTINGS, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota mother was found guilty Thursday of concealing her two daughters from their father for more than two years.

  • Oklahoma's first black state senator dies at 86

    Wed, 27 Jul 2016 23:49:25 GMT

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's first black state senator, one of the state's most prominent civil rights leaders, died at his home in Oklahoma City, his daughter said.

  • Killer of Baton Rouge law officers a man of mixed messages

    Tue, 19 Jul 2016 11:21:50 GMT

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gavin Long was a man of mixed messages. He peddled self-published books with abstract themes about self-empowerment and spiritual enlightenment, but also posted rambling internet videos calling for violent action in response to what he considered oppression.

  • Baton Rouge police killer: A former Marine from Kansas City

    Mon, 18 Jul 2016 17:27:29 GMT

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gavin Long considered himself a spiritual leader and revolutionary, a man willing to take action while others focused on protests.