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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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  • Son: Gunman who killed deputies violent, abusive to family

    Fri, 12 Feb 2016 03:07:12 GMT

    EDGEWOOD, Md. (AP) — Before he fired a shot at a sheriff's deputy, sending bystanders fleeing from a suburban sandwich shop, a drifter had a history of harming, stalking and scaring those closest to him, according to the man's estranged son.

  • The Latest: Funeral arrangement for deputy announced

    Fri, 12 Feb 2016 01:44:19 GMT

    ABINGDON, Md. (AP) — The Latest on a gunman fatally shooting two sheriff's deputies and being killed in a shootout (all times local):

  • The Latest: Ex-wife reported suspect was at restaurant

    Thu, 11 Feb 2016 22:22:08 GMT

    ABINGDON, Md. (AP) — The Latest on a gunman fatally shooting two sheriff's deputies and being killed in a shootout (all times local):

  • Ex-Indiana Gov. Whitcomb, prison of war in WWII, dies at 98

    Thu, 04 Feb 2016 22:58:16 GMT

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Former Indiana Gov. Edgar Whitcomb, who escaped from a Japanese prisoner camp by swimming overnight during World War II and then made an around-the-world solo sailing trip while in his 70s, has died at age 98.

  • Insurer Aetna lays out concerns about ACA exchange business

    Mon, 01 Feb 2016 21:18:33 GMT

    Aetna has joined other major health insurers in sounding a warning about the Affordable Care Act's public insurance exchanges.

  • In Vermont, thorn in side of powerful faces criminal probe

    Sun, 31 Jan 2016 23:13:11 GMT

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Annette Smith has been fighting the power for more than 15 years, tenaciously opposing energy projects she believes harm the environment or quality of life in Vermont.

  • Wisconsin activists push student free-press protections

    Sun, 31 Jan 2016 19:00:11 GMT

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — When Fond du Lac High School student reporters published an article on sexual assault two years ago, they expected to ignite a conversation about rape, not free speech. But when worried administrators responded with a policy enabling censorship, the magazine joined a decades-long debate over free speech in school-sponsored media.

  • Before 'affluenza' case, teen's family tangled with the law

    Fri, 29 Jan 2016 17:46:51 GMT

    DALLAS (AP) — Ethan Couch was behind the wheel of a pickup truck, reeking of booze when police confronted him. He had no driver's license. Next to him was a passed-out, half-naked girl, and an open vodka bottle lay on the backseat floor.

  • Key events in case of 'affluenza' teen Ethan Couch

    Fri, 29 Jan 2016 17:41:59 GMT

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A judge ruled Friday that a Texas teenager known for using an "affluenza" defense in a fatal drunken-driving wreck will remain at a juvenile detention facility until a hearing next month. Ethan Couch, 18, was deported a day earlier from Mexico, where authorities believe he and his mother fled as Texas prosecutors investigated whether he violated his probation in the 2013 wreck.

  • Ex-prosecutor, football star on trial in wife's 2006 death

    Tue, 26 Jan 2016 03:15:35 GMT

    A star football player at the University of Illinois, Curtis Lovelace returned to his western Illinois hometown with a law degree, later serving as a prosecutor who held lawbreakers accountable and as the local school board president.

  • Husband charged with doctor's slaying in affluent NYC suburb

    Thu, 21 Jan 2016 21:53:54 GMT

    SCARSDALE, N.Y. (AP) — The husband of a pediatrician at a New York City children's hospital was charged with murder after she was found stabbed in a shower at their multimillion-dollar suburban home, authorities said Thursday.

  • Husband charged with wife's slaying in affluent NYC suburb

    Thu, 21 Jan 2016 17:25:10 GMT

    SCARSDALE, N.Y. (AP) — The husband of a 58-year-old pediatrician at a New York City children's hospital was arrested and charged Thursday with her murder inside their multimillion-dollar home in an affluent suburb.

  • Today in History

    Mon, 18 Jan 2016 05:23:06 GMT

    Today in History

  • Money, tangled relations center of ex-officer's murder case

    Sat, 16 Jan 2016 22:11:16 GMT

    COLOME, S.D. (AP) — Everybody knows Russell Bertram in this tiny prairie town of about 300, where the skyline is etched by a grain mill, city hall is the size of a one-bedroom apartment and there's too little traffic to justify a stoplight. The three tables in the back of the only gas station are as good a gathering place as the two bars down the street.