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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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  • George Zimmerman assault case dropped; ex-girlfriend recants

    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:44:51 GMT

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — An aggravated assault case against George Zimmerman that was opened when his ex-girlfriend said he threw a wine bottle at her has been dropped because she recanted her story and stopped cooperating with investigators, according to a prosecutor.

  • Police: Family killed man over child custody dispute

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 21:12:54 GMT

    SIMPSONVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A woman and her family lured her estranged husband to their home by offering to let him see his children, then beat him in the head with a hammer and fatally shot him as he tried to run away — a scheme concocted because they were upset about a child custody dispute, according to police in South Carolina.

  • Helen Eustis, award-winning mystery writer, dead at 98

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 18:14:23 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Helen Eustis, an Edgar Award-winning mystery writer who later translated works by Georges Simenon and other European authors, has died. She was 98.

  • Feds chase treasure hunter turned fugitive

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:55:10 GMT

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — One of the last times anyone ever saw Tommy Thompson, he was walking on the pool deck of a Florida mansion wearing nothing but eye glasses, leather shoes, black socks and underwear, his brown hair growing wild.

  • Alec Baldwin memoir to be published in fall 2016

    Thu, 22 Jan 2015 21:14:19 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Alec Baldwin is writing a memoir, and, yes, it will be candid.

  • Father of Colorado shooting victim finds solace in officer

    Thu, 22 Jan 2015 06:28:33 GMT

    EVERGREEN, Colo. (AP) — Ian Sullivan visits his daughter's grave on her birthday every year since a gunman burst into a crowded Colorado movie theater and shot the 6-year-old as she sat with her mother in the third row.

  • Ottawa police arrest man after hotel evacuation

    Wed, 21 Jan 2015 21:18:43 GMT

    TORONTO (AP) — A 42-year-old man was arrested at an Ottawa hotel Wednesday following an overnight investigation linked to the discovery of what police said were dangerous chemicals 1,400 kilometers (870 miles) away in the Halifax area of Nova Scotia.

  • Thousands mourn passing of Egyptian film star Faten Hamama

    Sun, 18 Jan 2015 16:53:47 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — Thousands of mourners gathered at a mosque outside Cairo on Sunday for the funeral of actress Faten Hamama, a pillar of Middle Eastern cinema who died a day earlier after a career that spanned seven decades and graced the golden age of Egyptian filmmaking.

  • Divorce ban shows Catholic church power in Philippines

    Fri, 16 Jan 2015 10:04:37 GMT

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The courts did not grant Chatto Realuyo a divorce when it allowed her to end her marriage, 10 years after her husband moved out. They can't. They best they can do is say the marriage never happened.

  • Chief who shot sleeping wife has 4 divorces, no violent past

    Thu, 15 Jan 2015 09:38:16 GMT

    ATLANTA (AP) — The man who dialed 911 to report accidentally shooting his wife as she slept in their suburban Atlanta home early New Year's Day waited nearly two minutes to mention where he worked.

  • Orthodox Jewish rabbi admits role in religious divorce plot

    Wed, 14 Jan 2015 22:33:36 GMT

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say an Orthodox Jewish rabbi has admitted conspiring to travel from New York to New Jersey to force a Jewish man to give his wife a religious divorce through threats of violence.

  • Need help filing out your tax return? Don't call the IRS

    Wed, 14 Jan 2015 19:57:42 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Filing a federal tax return is about to get more complicated for millions of families because of President Barack Obama's health law. But they shouldn't expect much help from the Internal Revenue Service.

  • IRS cuts taxpayer services as filing returns gets harder

    Wed, 14 Jan 2015 15:28:43 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The IRS is cutting taxpayer services to historically low levels just as President Barack Obama's health law will make filing a federal tax return more complicated for millions of families.

  • In report, Zimmerman denies throwing bottle at ex-girlfriend

    Mon, 12 Jan 2015 18:24:02 GMT

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — George Zimmerman became angry and threw a wine bottle at his ex-girlfriend when she tried to break up with him, according to a police report released Monday.

  • George Zimmerman arrested on aggravated assault charge

    Sat, 10 Jan 2015 20:15:38 GMT

    MIAMI (AP) — Florida authorities say George Zimmerman, whose acquittal of murdering an unarmed black teen sparked a national debate on race and self-defense laws, has been arrested for allegedly throwing a wine bottle at his girlfriend.

  • Edward Brooke, 1st black elected US senator, dies

    Sun, 04 Jan 2015 03:11:13 GMT

    BOSTON (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Edward W. Brooke, a liberal Republican who became the first black in U.S. history to win popular election to the Senate, died Saturday. He was 95.