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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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  • Expert doubts source of $1M for house of Sterling 'friend'

    Thu, 26 Mar 2015 20:00:28 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Before a woman's recordings of Donald Sterling ousted him as owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, she boasted she would be the next Mrs. Sterling.

  • Woman to testify about gifts from former Clippers owner

    Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:18:43 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Before a woman's recordings of Donald Sterling ousted him as owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, she boasted she would be the next Mrs. Sterling.

  • 'Ex-friend' whose recording led to Clippers sale to testify

    Thu, 26 Mar 2015 07:52:34 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Before V. Stiviano's recordings toppled Donald Sterling from ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers, she boasted she would be the next Mrs. Sterling.

  • Recording could come back to bite Donald Sterling girlfriend

    Thu, 26 Mar 2015 02:31:10 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Recordings that cost Donald Sterling ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers could cost the woman he was dating the fortune in gifts he lavished on her.

  • Terror convict: My mother and the FBI violated my rights

    Wed, 25 Mar 2015 20:35:00 GMT

    McLEAN, Va. (AP) — Muslim convert Zachary Chesser of Virginia was very much on law enforcement's radar after posting threats against the creators of "South Park" for cartoons he felt insulted the prophet Muhammad.

  • Report: Tax time means overhaul subsidy repayments for many

    Tue, 24 Mar 2015 18:25:44 GMT

    Half of the U.S. households eligible for help buying insurance last year under the health care overhaul will likely have to repay some of that aid this tax season, thanks to the tricky task of predicting future income.

  • For business, more women in charge means bigger profits

    Mon, 23 Mar 2015 22:24:56 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — When Rohini Anand took over diversity programs at multinational catering company Sodexo in 2002, she had one goal: To prove that it pays for a company to have equal numbers of male and female managers.

  • Girl's mother calls for death sentence in run-to-death case

    Mon, 23 Mar 2015 17:53:44 GMT

    GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — The mother of an Alabama girl testified through tears Monday that the child's grandmother doesn't deserve to live after being convicted of running the youngster to death.

  • 1-year space crewmen will miss weather, nature while gone

    Mon, 23 Mar 2015 17:29:19 GMT

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The American astronaut and Russian cosmonaut about to embark on a one-year flight are similar in many ways: born in the 1960s, fathers of daughters, military backgrounds.

  • Australia a puzzling hotbed of Islamic State recruiting

    Sun, 22 Mar 2015 21:50:26 GMT

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A nightclub bouncer who reportedly became a terror group leader. A man who tweeted a photo of his young son clutching a severed head. A teenager who is believed to have turned suicide bomber, and others suspected of attempting to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State movement. All of them, Australian.

  • Man charged in Phoenix-area shootings appears before judge

    Thu, 19 Mar 2015 19:16:14 GMT

    MESA, Ariz. (AP) — An ex-convict accused of shooting and killing one person and wounding five others in a Phoenix suburb has a history of substance abuse and police run-ins, according to court records.

  • Today in History

    Wed, 18 Mar 2015 04:00:42 GMT

    Today is Wednesday, March 18, the 77th day of 2015. There are 288 days left in the year.

  • With gay marriage on hold, Alabama judge OKs lesbian divorce

    Fri, 13 Mar 2015 18:31:08 GMT

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Same-sex marriage is on hold in Alabama, but a judge has allowed a lesbian divorce.

  • Court gives woman right to seek settlement years after split

    Wed, 11 Mar 2015 18:20:44 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — Britain's Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the passage of time is no barrier to a financial settlement in a divorce case, giving a British woman the right to pursue a claim against her ex-husband decades after they parted ways.

  • Georgia police chief resigns after shooting ex-wife

    Wed, 11 Mar 2015 18:18:14 GMT

    ATLANTA (AP) — A police chief in suburban Atlanta resigned Wednesday before a grand jury decides whether to charge him with a misdemeanor crime for accidentally shooting his sleeping wife after drinking alcohol and taking sleep medication, officials said.

  • Congressman's annulment hearing on bigamy claim is continued

    Mon, 09 Mar 2015 18:32:11 GMT

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida Rep. Alan Grayson will have to wait to find out whether he gets an annulment based on his bigamy claim against his wife.

  • Teen killer, Pamela Smart's student and lover, up for parole

    Sun, 08 Mar 2015 17:47:46 GMT

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — When 16-year-old Billy Flynn gunned down the husband of his high school instructor and lover, Pamela Smart, in 1990, the trial became an instant tabloid sensation. Its lurid details aired gavel-to-gavel on television years before the O.J. Simpson spectacle and spawned movies and books.

  • Police: Man who shot at NSA building was hearing voices

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 20:32:13 GMT

    MILLERSVILLE, Md. (AP) — The man accused of shooting at five public places in Maryland told police he heard voices directing him to fire at a random driver, according to charging documents released Thursday.

  • Md shootings: Suspect's divorce petition dismissed this week

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 16:32:30 GMT

    MILLERSVILLE, Md. (AP) — The man accused of firing at five public places in Maryland learned his petition for divorce was dismissed at the height of the shooting streak.

  • Police: Maryland shootings random; evoked DC sniper memories

    Thu, 05 Mar 2015 02:49:33 GMT

    MILLERSVILLE, Md. (AP) — A man accused of firing at five public places in Maryland, including a building at the National Security Agency, chose his targets at random, police said Wednesday.

  • Protests on water taste, smell as city breaks tie to Detroit

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 07:01:26 GMT

    FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Less than an hour's drive from one of Earth's great fresh water sources, some people in Flint are searching for a drop worth drinking.