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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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  • Police say newly freed gang member killed California officer

    Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:21:18 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Whittier police thought they were helping a driver after a car crash.

  • Autopsy on N.Korean inconclusive as 4th person arrested

    Sat, 18 Feb 2017 04:27:29 GMT

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia performed a second autopsy on the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader because the first procedure was inconclusive, piling on the intrigue surrounding what appeared to be a well-executed assassination at an airport in Kuala Lumpur, an official said Saturday. Police arrested a fourth suspect, identified as a North Korean man.

  • N. Korea: We'll reject Malaysia autopsy of Kim half brother

    Sat, 18 Feb 2017 00:31:11 GMT

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — North Korea said it will reject the results of an autopsy on its leader's estranged half brother, the victim of an apparent assassination this week at an airport in Malaysia. Pyongyang's ambassador said Malaysian officials may be "trying to conceal something" and "colluding with hostile forces."

  • AP Interview: Sweden PM: Brexit deal in 2 years 'very tough'

    Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:24:15 GMT

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden has a tough-love message for Britain as it prepares to trigger its European Union exit: A deal within two years is unlikely, striking a good agreement will be a struggle and the U.K. will have to pay a big bill before it is allowed out the door.

  • Indonesia police chief: Woman tricked into attack on Kim

    Fri, 17 Feb 2017 14:44:48 GMT

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The Indonesian woman arrested for suspected involvement in the killing of the North Korean leader's half brother in Malaysia was duped into thinking she was part of a comedy show prank, Indonesia's national police chief said Friday, citing information received from Malaysian authorities.

  • As investigation swirls, body of North Korean is unclaimed

    Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:34:30 GMT

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Days after his apparent assassination, Kim Jong Nam's body remained under guard in a Malaysian morgue Friday, with no one in his immediate family stepping forward on behalf of a man who lived in fear of his half brother, the powerful and mercurial ruler of North Korea.

  • Family, friends describe 'nice girl' embroiled in Kim case

    Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:08:54 GMT

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Family and former neighbors of the Indonesian woman suspected of involvement in the audacious killing of the North Korean leader's half brother in Malaysia are stunned by the arrest of the young mother who they say was a polite and quiet "nice girl."

  • Ex-altar boy refuses to testify at Vatican Guam abuse trial

    Thu, 16 Feb 2017 13:09:39 GMT

    HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — A former altar boy who accused Guam's longtime archbishop of sexually abusing him refused Thursday to testify before a Vatican court headed by American Cardinal Raymond Burke on the grounds that he couldn't have his lawyer present.

  • Slain brother was complicated part of North Korean dynasty

    Wed, 15 Feb 2017 10:25:23 GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A failed attempt to sneak into Japan to visit Disneyland in 2001 may have doomed the leadership dreams of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un's elder brother, who was assassinated this week in an airport in Malaysia.

  • Slain North Korean played complicated role in ruling dynasty

    Wed, 15 Feb 2017 07:11:07 GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A failed attempt to sneak into Japan to visit Disneyland in 2001 may have doomed the leadership dreams of the half-brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, who was assassinated this week in an airport in Malaysia.

  • Parents, daughter agree to drop college payment-tuition case

    Tue, 14 Feb 2017 22:18:43 GMT

    CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man says he and his ex-wife are working to repair their relationship with their 23-year-old daughter after a state appeals court ruled the parents cannot be forced to pay her college tuition.

  • Artificial insemination parenting bill draws LGBT criticism

    Mon, 13 Feb 2017 23:17:42 GMT

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two Tennessee lawmakers want to do away with a 40-year-old state law granting legitimacy to children conceived through artificial insemination. Critics say the bill is aimed at gay couples and their children.

  • Philadelphia prosecutor won't seek re-election amid probe

    Fri, 10 Feb 2017 16:21:56 GMT

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Seth Williams, the city's first black district attorney, won't run for a third term amid an FBI investigation into $160,000 in gifts that he failed to report, mistakes that he said Friday caused his office "much embarrassment and shame."

  • UK's House of Commons passes bill authorizing Brexit

    Wed, 08 Feb 2017 20:44:41 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — Britain's House of Commons gave its final approval Wednesday to a bill authorizing the government to start exit talks with the European Union, despite fears by opposition lawmakers that the U.K. is setting out on the rocky path to Brexit with a sketchy roadmap.

  • Make less than $54K? Consider this underused tax break

    Wed, 08 Feb 2017 20:33:04 GMT

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  • Pennsylvania bail bondsman jailed on bigamy, weapons charges

    Wed, 08 Feb 2017 16:36:56 GMT

    SHAMOKIN, Pa. (AP) — A bail bondsman has been jailed on charges he was simultaneously married to a 43-year-old woman and her 18-year-old daughter, and illegally possessed weapons by working in Pennsylvania under an alias.

  • S Carolina's 1st openly gay lawmaker from deep-red district

    Sat, 04 Feb 2017 15:49:51 GMT

    GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's first openly gay legislator hails from the unlikeliest of places: an ultra-conservative part of the state that is home to the Christian fundamentalist school Bob Jones University.

  • Once-conservative Malta leaps ahead on LGBT rights

    Thu, 02 Feb 2017 18:24:26 GMT

    VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — At age 24, Alex Mangion became Malta's first transgender politician when he won a local office on the conservative Nationalists' ticket, a striking combination in a country that until recently had been a last bastion in western Europe of social norms largely dictated by the Catholic church.

  • Alabama governor empties campaign account to pay legal bills

    Thu, 02 Feb 2017 02:25:57 GMT

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley emptied his campaign account to pay legal bills as he faced an impeachment push and fallout from a scandal, according to a campaign report filed Tuesday.

  • The Latest: Bond set for man charged in ex-wife's death

    Wed, 01 Feb 2017 23:08:37 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on the fatal shooting of a woman in the parking lot of a Phoenix apartment complex (all times local):

  • The Latest: Man, slain ex-wife embroiled in divorce case

    Wed, 01 Feb 2017 21:27:22 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on the fatal shooting of a woman in the parking lot of a Phoenix apartment complex (all times local):