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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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  • Ex-lawyer accused of hypnotizing women charged in Ohio

    Sat, 29 Aug 2015 21:21:21 GMT

    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A former Cleveland-area attorney accused of hypnotizing women for his sexual pleasure has been charged with kidnapping, sexual battery and gross sexual imposition following an investigation that began last fall.

  • Vatican gets embroiled in Italy's 'banned books' fray

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 19:41:41 GMT

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican has gotten embroiled in a modern-day, secular version of the Index of Banned Books.

  • Woman gives birth to conjoined twins in Colorado

    Thu, 27 Aug 2015 22:16:37 GMT

    AURORA, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado hospital where a Minnesota woman gave birth to conjoined twins said Thursday that one of the babies died after a complicated five-hour separation procedure.

  • Woman to give birth to conjoined twins in Colorado

    Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:05:33 GMT

    AURORA, Colo. (AP) — An expectant mother of conjoined twins in Colorado has been told by doctors one of her babies won't survive, but she's hopeful the other can be saved.

  • Mother of conjoined twins to give birth in Colorado

    Thu, 27 Aug 2015 00:02:56 GMT

    AURORA, Colo. (AP) — A woman preparing to give birth to conjoined twins in Colorado has been told one of the babies won't survive.

  • In Jerusalem's culture war, secular residents make gains

    Wed, 26 Aug 2015 06:00:38 GMT

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Crowds of angry ultra-Orthodox Jewish men, wearing long beards, black and white garb and large black hats, protested in the streets of Jerusalem earlier this month against a new cinema opening its doors on the Sabbath.

  • Colorado theater shooter's mother says son is remorseful

    Wed, 26 Aug 2015 03:02:14 GMT

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The mother of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes gave an impromptu public apology Tuesday, telling a judge during his sentencing hearing that her son feels remorse but his mental illness and medications made it hard for him to express it.

  • Theater shooting victims speak freely at gunman's sentencing

    Tue, 25 Aug 2015 19:30:09 GMT

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Scores of victims of James Holmes' deadly attack on a Colorado movie theater, now free to vent their feelings before the judge, are describing haunting flashbacks, relentless survivor's guilt and searing physical pain that endures three years later.

  • Ahead of pope's visit to US, some friction over LGBT issues

    Tue, 25 Aug 2015 16:42:02 GMT

    The World Meeting of Families, the central religious event of Pope Francis' first visit to the United States, is intended to convey a message of love and joy as it seeks to promote church teaching on marriage. Yet four weeks away from its opening in Philadelphia, friction is mounting as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Roman Catholics lobby for a broader role in the event and organizers move to limit them.

  • AP Interview: US eyes migration, poverty as pope trip themes

    Tue, 25 Aug 2015 14:47:49 GMT

    ROME (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to the Vatican said Tuesday he expects Pope Francis will call on the U.S. to rediscover the fundamental values "that made our nation great" — especially its long history of welcoming foreigners — when he visits next month and becomes the first pope to address Congress.

  • Judge overturns actor Terrence Howard's divorce settlement

    Mon, 24 Aug 2015 16:43:32 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge overturned Terrence Howard's divorce settlement with his second wife Monday, finding the actor was coerced into signing the settlement by her threats to leak private details.

  • CEO of cheating website says he's faithful husband

    Fri, 21 Aug 2015 22:56:16 GMT

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Touting himself as the "The King of Infidelity," the founder of the adultery site Ashley Madison built his livelihood around the unconventional philosophy that cheating is a natural part of married life — yet he says he is a devoted husband, and his wife of 12 years says she would be devastated if he was unfaithful.

  • Things to know about Ashley Madison breach: Who's affected?

    Fri, 21 Aug 2015 20:19:48 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — The spectacular breach at adultery site Ashley Madison gave rise to sordid tales of horrified spouses rushing to get tested for sexually transmitted diseases, frantic phone calls to lawyers and torrid confrontations with spouses. But hard information has been hard to come by. Even the true number of people affected by the breach has been clouded by uncertainty over how many of the roughly 39 million members Ashley Madison claims to have are genuine.

  • Nelson Mandela's grandson appears in court on rape charges

    Fri, 21 Aug 2015 11:17:54 GMT

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A grandson of Nelson Mandela accused of raping a 15-year-old girl appeared in a South African court on Friday where a judge will decide whether he will be granted bail.

  • Evidence of infidelities spreads online in wake of hack

    Fri, 21 Aug 2015 00:07:29 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — Husbands and wives across the world are being confronted with their partners' extramarital affairs after a catastrophic leak at adultery website Ashley Madison spewed electronic evidence of infidelity across the Internet.

  • Hackers expose millions on cheating site; some in US govt

    Thu, 20 Aug 2015 03:44:17 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — Hackers say they have exposed unfaithful partners across the world, posting what they said were the personal details of millions of people registered with cheating website Ashley Madison.

  • Hackers: We've exposed millions who use cheating website

    Wed, 19 Aug 2015 14:11:30 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — Hackers claim to have exposed data on millions of spouses who signed up to the cheating website Ashley Madison.

  • Gay couples win, but still lose after Kentucky judge's order

    Tue, 18 Aug 2015 11:31:50 GMT

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — Two same-sex couples in this small eastern Kentucky county got everything they wanted in a ruling from a federal judge Monday, except for one sentence.

  • Reluctant Kentucky clerk gets time for gay marriage appeal

    Tue, 18 Aug 2015 00:01:52 GMT

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday gave a Kentucky county clerk room to continue denying marriage licenses to gays and lesbians while she takes her religious objections case to a higher court.

  • California moves to provide interpreters in all court cases

    Sun, 16 Aug 2015 16:07:59 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Going through a divorce has been difficult for Sepideh Saeedi. Not understanding what's happening in court because she isn't proficient in English has made the process even harder.

  • Terrence Howard in court trying to undo divorce agreement

    Tue, 11 Aug 2015 23:47:54 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Terrence Howard agreed to a 2012 divorce settlement with his ex-wife after she threatened to leak details about his sex life, his attorney said Tuesday at a hearing on the actor's efforts to overturn the agreement.