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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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  • Trump and the Fifth Amendment: It's complicated

    Tue, 23 May 2017 07:43:45 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump is fickle about the Fifth.

  • Lawyer fee ruling overturned in international custody case

    Mon, 22 May 2017 19:46:07 GMT

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A court on Monday overturned an order for a Connecticut financier to pay nearly $90,000 in attorney fees racked up by a British television host during a long-running and bitter international child custody dispute.

  • Young or old, Saudi women live under male relatives' control

    Fri, 19 May 2017 09:38:26 GMT

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — First she's in the hands of her father, then she moves to her husband. Often, she ends up under the power of her son.

  • Arrested Thai activist getting S. Korean human rights award

    Thu, 18 May 2017 10:26:21 GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A Thai law student arrested for sharing a critical article about his country's new king that was posted on Facebook is this year's winner of South Korea's most prestigious human rights award.

  • California mother pleads for 5-year-old boy's safe return

    Wed, 17 May 2017 21:09:12 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The mother of a 5-year-old California boy who has been missing for nearly a month made a heart-wrenching plea Wednesday for her son's safe return, saying she believes he's alive and just wants to hug him again.

  • EU ruling could complicate new trade deals _ including UK's

    Tue, 16 May 2017 15:49:01 GMT

    BRUSSELS (AP) — In a case that could affect future relations between the European Union and Britain, the EU's highest court said Tuesday that key parts of a trade deal with Singapore must be approved by each member state, which would further complicate the bloc's decision-making.

  • Trump, GOP control FBI chief pick despite Democrats' calls

    Mon, 15 May 2017 23:11:21 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — While Democrats may trot out any number of demands or maneuvers to influence the selection of the next director of the FBI, here's a reality check: Republican President Donald Trump fired James Comey, and he and his party will decide who's next.

  • Court orders death-row inmate's release; calls evidence weak

    Thu, 11 May 2017 23:30:02 GMT

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A former Air Force sergeant on death row for the murders of an ex-girlfriend and their son will be set free after the Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday that there was no physical evidence to convict him and that prosecutors failed to look at others who may have had a motive to kill them.

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    Thu, 11 May 2017 22:01:17 GMT


  • Aetna drops last 2 state markets under Affordable Care Act

    Thu, 11 May 2017 17:54:31 GMT

    While Republicans rewrite the Affordable Care Act in Washington, the future of the current law has grown hazier with the nation's third-largest health insurer completely divorcing itself from state-based insurance markets.

  • ACA exchanges grow thinner with Aetna leaving for 2018

    Thu, 11 May 2017 12:56:44 GMT

    While Republicans rewrite the Affordable Care Act in Washington, the immediate future of the law has grown hazier with the nation's third-largest health insurer saying that it will completely divorce itself from state-based insurance exchanges.

  • Aetna becomes latest insurer to flee ACA exchanges

    Thu, 11 May 2017 12:13:13 GMT

    While Republicans rewrite the Affordable Care Act in Washington, the immediate future of the law has grown hazier with the nation's third-largest health insurer saying that it will completely divorce itself from state-based insurance exchanges.

  • Lesbian couple get divorce after politically charged battle

    Wed, 10 May 2017 22:57:26 GMT

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A judge has granted a divorce decree to a lesbian couple after a custody battle that was targeted by dozens of conservative Tennessee lawmakers who tried to intervene in the case.

  • Feds want fired Tennessee teacher held until child sex trial

    Tue, 09 May 2017 21:47:41 GMT

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a teacher accused of kidnapping his 15-year-old student and repeatedly having sex with her while fleeing to California should remain jailed as a flight risk until he's tried on a charge that could keep him in prison for life.

  • Feds expand charges against Philadelphia's top prosecutor

    Tue, 09 May 2017 21:15:14 GMT

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Federal authorities have expanded a bribery case against the city's top prosecutor but say they don't plan to delay his scheduled May 31 trial.

  • Same-sex couples sue over Tennessee 'natural meaning' law

    Mon, 08 May 2017 20:57:08 GMT

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Four married lesbian couples expecting children through artificial insemination filed a lawsuit Monday over concerns that a new Tennessee statute requiring use of the "natural and ordinary meaning" of words in state law could strip them of their rights as parents.

  • Woman says husband demanded divorce before killing 4 people

    Mon, 08 May 2017 20:24:14 GMT

    ROTHSCHILD, Wis. (AP) — The wife of a Wisconsin man who killed two of her co-workers, a police detective and an attorney says she knew the minute she saw her husband walk into the bank where she worked that something bad was about to happen.

  • France's new head of state works on being presidential

    Mon, 08 May 2017 17:36:01 GMT

    PARIS (AP) — France's newly elected president has started taking on his new role, working on the attitude expected of a statesman — a new world for a man with little political experience who long remained in the shadows.

  • Banker, economic adviser and now youngest French president

    Sun, 07 May 2017 22:20:26 GMT

    PARIS (AP) — Emmanuel Macron has been a star student, a champion of France's tech startup movement, an investment banker and economy minister.

  • Macron, political upstart who may become French president

    Sun, 07 May 2017 12:26:44 GMT

    PARIS (AP) — French centrist Emmanuel Macron has already achieved an immense task: A former outsider with little political experience, he is now the front-runner in France's presidential race, banking on a promise to revive the country through radical pro-business measures and pro-European policies.

  • A polished Le Pen maintains gritty image in French vote

    Sun, 07 May 2017 12:23:53 GMT

    PARIS (AP) — The months of grueling campaigning have polished her image. The driving ambition has been softened to widen her appeal to French voters.