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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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  • Governor facing impeachment push: I've done nothing illegal

    Fri, 29 Apr 2016 19:08:50 GMT

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Embattled Gov. Robert Bentley on Friday maintained he has done nothing wrong, just a day after Alabama lawmakers revived an impeachment effort against him.

  • Sex charges dropped against ex-teacher who married student

    Wed, 27 Apr 2016 18:52:11 GMT

    ONEONTA, Ala. (AP) — Charges were dropped Wednesday against an Alabama teacher accused of having sex with a student he later married.

  • Mother of 5 slain kids: SC agency could have stopped deaths

    Tue, 26 Apr 2016 20:38:24 GMT

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The mother of five South Carolina children who police say were killed by their father in 2014 says the state's social services agency knew the father was a threat and did nothing to stop him.

  • Prince's sister says musician had no known will

    Tue, 26 Apr 2016 17:27:25 GMT

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prince's sister says the superstar musician had no known will and filed paperwork Tuesday asking a Minnesota court to appoint a special administrator to oversee his estate, though the size of his fortune is unclear.

  • Prince's sister says musician had no known will.

    Tue, 26 Apr 2016 16:43:24 GMT

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prince's sister says the superstar musician had no known will and filed paperwork Tuesday asking a Minneapolis court appoint a special administrator to oversee his estate.

  • Who will step forward to claim Prince's millions?

    Tue, 26 Apr 2016 04:59:43 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — When he was alive, Prince made hundreds of millions of dollars — for record companies, concert venues and others. That much is certain. What's less clear is how much he left behind and who'll come forward to claim it.

  • Board OKs parole for former Manson cult member Van Houten

    Thu, 14 Apr 2016 23:27:52 GMT

    CHINO, Calif. (AP) — A California panel recommended parole Thursday for former Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten more than four decades after she went to prison for the notorious killings of a wealthy grocer and his wife.

  • Ex-Manson family member Van Houten details night of murders

    Thu, 14 Apr 2016 19:30:28 GMT

    CHINO, Calif. (AP) — Former Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten described in graphic detail Thursday how she helped secure a pillow over the head of murder victim Rosemary La Bianca with a lamp cord and hold her down while someone else stabbed the woman in her home in 1969.

  • Putin seeks to charm, insists Russian economy on the mend

    Thu, 14 Apr 2016 12:54:56 GMT

    MOSCOW (AP) — Mixing wry jokes with economic statistics, Russian President Vladimir Putin sought to reassure the nation during his annual marathon call-in TV show Thursday, promising that its troubled economy will rebound and vowing to make other countries reckon with Russia's interests.

  • Ex-Manson family member seeks parole for 1969 murder

    Thu, 14 Apr 2016 06:20:04 GMT

    CHINO, Calif. (AP) — Leslie Van Houten, the youngest of Charles Manson's followers to take part in one of the nation's most notorious killings, is trying again for parole.

  • How pope's new document compares to ones of his predecessors

    Fri, 08 Apr 2016 18:25:22 GMT

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation "The Joy of Love," represents no explicit change in church doctrine or teaching, but it offers a new emphasis and may lead to changes in pastoral practice on some hot-button issues like whether civilly remarried Catholics can receive Communion. Here are excerpts of major documents issued by Francis' predecessors on three key issues, and how Francis' new document compares.

  • Pope emphasizes flexibility over rules for modern families

    Fri, 08 Apr 2016 17:43:27 GMT

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — In a sweeping document on family life that opened a door to divorced and civilly remarried Catholics, Pope Francis insisted Friday that church doctrine cannot be the final word in answering tricky moral questions and that Catholics must be guided by their own informed consciences.

  • Pope insists conscience, not just rules, must lead faithful

    Fri, 08 Apr 2016 14:03:52 GMT

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis said Friday that Catholics should look to their own consciences rather than rely exclusively on church rules to negotiate the complexities of sex, marriage and family life, demanding the church shift emphasis from doctrine to mercy in confronting some of the thorniest issues facing the faithful.

  • Pope insists conscience, not rules, must lead faithful

    Fri, 08 Apr 2016 12:06:37 GMT

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis said Friday that Catholics should look to their own consciences more than Vatican rules to negotiate the complexities of sex, marriage and family life, demanding the church shift its emphasis from doctrine to mercy in confronting some of the thorniest issues facing the faithful.

  • Highlights of pope's document on Catholic family life

    Fri, 08 Apr 2016 11:31:18 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — In his new exhortation on the family, Pope Francis brings his emphasis on mercy over rules to the particular situation of Catholics whose relationships fail to meet the church's ideal — because of divorce, single parenthood or separation.

  • Pope insists conscience, not rules, must guide faithful

    Fri, 08 Apr 2016 10:06:01 GMT

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis insisted that individual conscience be the guiding principle for Catholics negotiating the complexities of sex, marriage and family life in a major document released Friday that rejects the emphasis on black and white rules for the faithful.

  • Offshore accounts are for more than laundering money

    Thu, 07 Apr 2016 07:42:10 GMT

    Offshore accounts conjure images of bad behavior by the rich and shady, and for good reason: they have been used to dodge taxes, fund organized crime and facilitate corruption. But many people use offshore accounts for more than just hiding bribes and laundering money.

  • Impeachment call latest complication for Alabama governor

    Wed, 06 Apr 2016 08:24:43 GMT

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Two weeks after admitting to sexually charged remarks to a female aide, embattled Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley faces a call for his impeachment from a bipartisan group of lawmakers who said the public has lost confidence in the Republican governor.

  • Alabama lawmaker moves forward with plan to impeach governor

    Wed, 06 Apr 2016 03:10:42 GMT

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley was hit Tuesday with a longshot impeachment effort in the wake of a scandal involving a former top aide, the latest sign of his growing political troubles.

  • New York's top court: Parents can legally eavesdrop on kids

    Tue, 05 Apr 2016 22:22:27 GMT

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Parents can legally eavesdrop on young children if they reasonably believe it would be in the child's best interest, the state's highest court ruled Tuesday, establishing an exception to New York law against wiretaps without the consent of at least one person on a call.

  • In West, region of guns and suicide, outreach to curb deaths

    Mon, 04 Apr 2016 05:50:04 GMT

    MONTROSE, Colorado (AP) — Keith Carey is a gunsmith in Montrose, a town with a frontier flavor set amid the rocky mesas of western Colorado. He's a staunch, though soft-spoken, defender of the right to bear arms.