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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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  • Actress Kelly Rutherford can't yet bring children back to US

    Fri, 29 May 2015 20:38:33 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A court order that granted actress Kelly Rutherford temporary custody of her children to allow her to bring them back to Los Angeles from Monaco was halted Thursday.

  • Shocking ads ignite debate about abortion ban in Chile

    Thu, 28 May 2015 21:49:10 GMT

    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The video shows a woman climbing a stairwell, her belly visibly pregnant, as she offers suggestions: Make sure there are no security cameras. Be careful not to look down or you might regret it.

  • 1 of 2 girls charged in Slender Man case called model inmate

    Tue, 26 May 2015 23:59:57 GMT

    WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — A defense expert testified Tuesday that one of two Wisconsin girls charged as adults with trying to kill a friend to please a fictional horror character has a very low risk of future criminal behavior and a high likelihood of success in treatment.

  • Gays wake up to changed Ireland, let 'new normal' sink in

    Sun, 24 May 2015 16:30:28 GMT

    DUBLIN (AP) — The gay couples of Ireland woke up Sunday in what felt like a nation reborn — some with dreams of wedding plans dancing in their heads.

  • Irish gays wake up to whole new world: When's the wedding?

    Sun, 24 May 2015 13:48:00 GMT

    DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland's gay citizens woke up Sunday in what felt like a nation reborn — some with dreams of wedding plans dancing in their heads.

  • 'Bold' Ireland votes to legalize gay marriage in landslide

    Sun, 24 May 2015 10:03:52 GMT

    DUBLIN (AP) — They hugged, they cheered, they cried at the news.

  • 5 things to know about Ireland's gay marriage referendum

    Fri, 22 May 2015 10:24:04 GMT

    DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland's voters decide Friday whether to legalize gay marriage. While 19 other nations and most U.S. states have already done so, Ireland is the first to hold a national vote. Though voting is Friday, results won't be announced until Saturday.

  • Shooter was fixated on George Zimmerman, police report says

    Tue, 19 May 2015 19:30:51 GMT

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man charged with shooting at George Zimmerman last week had "a fixation" on the former neighborhood watch leader and had recently been admitted to a mental institution, according to a police report made public Tuesday.

  • Blasts, manhunt, trial, healing: Boston's longest marathon

    Tue, 19 May 2015 01:04:39 GMT

    BOSTON (AP) — The champions were already across the finish line — the elite marathoners, the ones whose names would go in the books. And Associated Press photographer Charlie Krupa had set himself up amid the celebrative crowd and snapped their triumphant pictures from a makeshift overhead bridge.

  • Organizers want to move Italian Open to new location in Rome

    Sun, 17 May 2015 18:16:29 GMT

    ROME (AP) — Running out of room and with ticket demand soaring, local organizers want to move the Italian Open from its historic Foro Italico venue to a new location near Rome's main airport.

  • Hung jury ends 3rd trial of NY man accused of killing wife

    Fri, 15 May 2015 21:55:34 GMT

    SCHOHARIE, N.Y. (AP) — A judge declared a mistrial Friday in the murder case against a man with two previous convictions for killing his estranged wife in the hours after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

  • Shock jock lawyers fight in court over alleged DUI setup

    Fri, 15 May 2015 16:28:25 GMT

    CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Four lawyers. Two shock jocks. One flirtatious paralegal.

  • Benghazi prompts CIA to look at expanding survivor benefits

    Wed, 13 May 2015 16:39:07 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The family of a CIA operative killed in the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic facility in Libya is in talks with the spy agency to expand survivor benefits for relatives of contractors who die in the line of duty.

  • George Zimmerman awaits police probe in shooting on road

    Wed, 13 May 2015 08:26:44 GMT

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — George Zimmerman had moved away from Florida, but is now sticking around as police investigate his role in a confrontation with a man who shot at him as they were driving.

  • George Zimmerman's fresh start hampered by new investigation

    Tue, 12 May 2015 22:03:20 GMT

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — George Zimmerman had moved out of Florida recently, hoping for a fresh start.

  • Police recover gun from Zimmerman, 2 guns from other man

    Tue, 12 May 2015 19:10:06 GMT

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Police recovered a handgun from George Zimmerman and took two guns from a man accused of shooting at Zimmerman while both were driving, authorities said Tuesday.

  • John Daly's fiancee seeks dismissal of ex-wife's lawsuit

    Tue, 12 May 2015 16:23:06 GMT

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Professional golfer John Daly's fiancee says his ex-wife shouldn't be allowed to sue her over accusations that she broke up their marriage.

  • Lawyer: Man in Zimmerman shooting acted in self-defense

    Tue, 12 May 2015 15:22:19 GMT

    LAKE MARY, Fla. (AP) — A shooting incident involving George Zimmerman is the latest in a series of run-ins the former neighborhood watch volunteer has had with the law, and a lawyer for the second man involved says his client didn't break any laws and acted in self-defense.

  • Police: Zimmerman shooting linked to prior dust-up

    Tue, 12 May 2015 08:40:44 GMT

    LAKE MARY, Fla. (AP) — A shooting incident involving George Zimmerman is the latest in a series of run-ins the former neighborhood watch volunteer has had with the law, random strangers and his ex-wife since he was acquitted of murder charges two years ago in the death of Trayvon Martin.

  • Latest Zimmerman dust-up linked to prior road rage incident

    Tue, 12 May 2015 00:01:49 GMT

    LAKE MARY, Fla. (AP) — George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who has had a series of run-ins with girlfriends, his ex-wife and random strangers since killing an unarmed black teenager, narrowly missed getting shot Monday after a mysterious dispute.

  • Attorney: George Zimmerman not seriously hurt after shooting

    Mon, 11 May 2015 19:38:12 GMT

    LAKE MARY, Fla. (AP) — A bullet missed George Zimmerman's head when he was involved in a shooting Monday in Florida, but the former neighborhood watch volunteer wasn't seriously hurt, his attorney said.