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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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  • Dire straits: Gibraltar faces Brexit chaos against its will

    Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:29:46 GMT

    GIBRALTAR (AP) — All Antonio Molina has to do to cross the border into Gibraltar for work is wave an identity card, barely slowing his motorbike's pace.

  • Man gets 16 years for rape, 4 decades after wife-rape case

    Sat, 18 Mar 2017 00:49:37 GMT

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man convicted of raping two women was sentenced to more than 16 years in prison Friday, almost 40 years after he was acquitted of raping his then-wife in a trial that drew national attention.

  • Coroner: Man in fatal house fire was shot in the head

    Fri, 17 Mar 2017 23:56:23 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A man found dead inside a burned home in southern Illinois had been shot in the head, and a gun was found in his ex-wife's SUV after she drove into a nearby lake and died shortly after the fire was reported, authorities said Friday.

  • Mom found dead after infant saved in dramatic lake rescue

    Fri, 17 Mar 2017 20:34:28 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A woman found dead in a St. Louis-area lake was identified Friday as the mother of an infant rescued hours earlier by a paramedic, who performed CPR on the roof of the submerged SUV in which the child was found shortly after a fatal fire erupted at their home.

  • Police: Pregnant 19-year-old accused of raping boy, 14

    Fri, 17 Mar 2017 19:29:33 GMT

    HOLLYWOOD, Ala. (AP) — Broke and pregnant after a childhood her grandmother describes as a nightmare, police say 19-year-old Mekenzie Leigh Guffey sought help from the place that many young mothers-to-be turn to in Alabama's rural, northeastern corner: A social worker.

  • Man acquitted in '78 rape of wife found guilty of raping 2

    Fri, 17 Mar 2017 15:15:49 GMT

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man who gained notoriety in 1978 when he became the first U.S. man to be tried for raping his wife while they were living together has been convicted of sexually assaulting two women.

  • Illinois paramedic saves infant from submerged SUV

    Fri, 17 Mar 2017 10:52:07 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A fast-acting paramedic dove into the frigid water of an Illinois lake where a SUV was submerged and found an infant floating inside, then administered CPR on the hood and swam the child to shore, authorities said. The baby is expected to make a full recovery.

  • Fast-acting paramedic rescues baby from submerged SUV

    Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:53:36 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A fast-acting paramedic dove into the frigid water of an Illinois lake where a SUV was submerged on Thursday and found an infant floating inside, then administered CPR on the hood and swam the child to shore, authorities said. The baby is expected to make a full recovery.

  • Fast-acting paramedic rescues baby alive from submerged SUV

    Thu, 16 Mar 2017 23:28:58 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A fast-acting paramedic dove into the frigid water of an Illinois lake where a SUV was submerged on Thursday and found an infant floating inside, then administered CPR on the hood and swam the child to shore, authorities said. The baby is expected to make a full recovery.

  • NC Gov. vetoes GOP bill to make judicial elections partisan

    Thu, 16 Mar 2017 22:18:35 GMT

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper has vetoed a measure to make elections for local trial judges officially partisan races again.

  • 2 bodies found after Illinois house fire, car goes into lake

    Thu, 16 Mar 2017 21:37:36 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Two people died Thursday in what a coroner called "inter-related" cases involving a fatal house fire near St. Louis, followed shortly by a baby found alive inside a car in a lake.

  • British PM, Scottish leader tussle over independence vote

    Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:26:42 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday rejected a call for a referendum on Scottish independence before Britain leaves the European Union — a move condemned as a "democratic outrage" by Scotland's nationalist leader.

  • British PM May rejects call for Scottish independence vote

    Thu, 16 Mar 2017 14:27:17 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday rejected a call from Scotland's leader for a referendum on Scottish independence before Britain leaves the European Union.

  • Britain's Brexit bill receives royal assent, becomes law

    Thu, 16 Mar 2017 11:30:59 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — A bill authorizing Britain to start its exit from the European Union received royal assent and became law Thursday, empowering Prime Minister Theresa May to begin divorce proceedings from the bloc.

  • 10 Things to Know for Tuesday

    Tue, 14 Mar 2017 01:32:00 GMT

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

  • UK lawmakers reject bid to guarantee rights of EU citizens

    Mon, 13 Mar 2017 19:12:42 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — Britain's House of Commons on Monday rejected an attempt to make the government promise, before the start of European Union exit talks, that it will guarantee the right of EU citizens living in the U.K. to remain.

  • Nick Ut, AP photographer behind 'Napalm Girl,' to retire

    Mon, 13 Mar 2017 18:17:06 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — It would seem all but impossible to sum up one of the most distinguished careers in photojournalism in only four words, but that's just what Nick Ut does when he says, "From hell to Hollywood."

  • UK's EU exit bill reaches final hurdle in Parliament

    Mon, 13 Mar 2017 18:04:43 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — Britain's top official for leaving the European Union told lawmakers on Monday they should pass an EU exit bill "without further delay" so the government can start formal divorce talks with the bloc.

  • AP's legendary 'Napalm Girl' photographer Nick Ut to retire

    Mon, 13 Mar 2017 14:58:12 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — It would seem all but impossible to sum up one of the most distinguished careers in photojournalism in only four words, but that's just what Nick Ut does when he says, "From hell to Hollywood."

  • In Texas, government denials of record requests have soared

    Sun, 12 Mar 2017 05:14:14 GMT

    DALLAS (AP) — When Texans ask state and local officials for public records detailing their operations, more and more the answer is no.

  • New rifts surface as EU mulls future without Britain

    Fri, 10 Mar 2017 16:36:43 GMT

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Top European Union officials struggled Friday to reassure smaller countries from the east that they would not be left behind as the bloc charts its future without Britain.