Are You a Legal Professional?

Divorce News

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.

Top Headlines

  • The Latest: Memorial service for Bobbi Kristina Brown ends

    Sat, 01 Aug 2015 18:04:23 GMT

    2 p.m. (EDT)

  • The Latest: Controversy erupts at service for Bobbi Kristina

    Sat, 01 Aug 2015 17:39:58 GMT

    1:40 p.m. (EDT)

  • Judge deems gay couple as spouses after 1 partner's death

    Fri, 31 Jul 2015 18:56:41 GMT

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A judge has recognized a 2001 same-sex union as a common-law marriage in Pennsylvania even though one partner died before gay marriage became legal.

  • Judge defends actions in country singers' divorce case

    Thu, 30 Jul 2015 20:48:38 GMT

    SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma judge is defending his actions in allowing country music stars Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert to keep details of their divorce private.

  • Family of late black golf great accused of $1 million theft

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015 23:52:07 GMT

    CLEVELAND (AP) — The son and ex-daughter-in-law of late black golf pioneer Charlie Sifford were indicted Tuesday on charges they stole more than $1 million from him.

  • Correction: Movie Theater Shooting-Gunman story

    Mon, 27 Jul 2015 22:08:37 GMT

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — In a stories published July 24, 25 and 26 about Louisiana movie theater gunman John Russell Houser, The Associated Press, relying on court filings his family's lawyer submitted to obtain a protective order against him in 2008, reported erroneously that Carroll County Probate Judge Betty Cason ordered him committed involuntarily to a hospital for mental health treatment. Cason says her order was limited to detaining Houser against his will if necessary and delivering him to a hospital for a mental health evaluation.

  • Correction: Movie Theater Shooting-Timeline story

    Mon, 27 Jul 2015 21:45:46 GMT

    In a timeline of the life of Louisiana movie theater gunman John Russell Houser, The Associated Press, relying on court filings his family's lawyer submitted to obtain a protective order against him in 2008, reported erroneously that a Carroll County probate judge ordered him committed involuntarily to a mental hospital. Judge Betty Cason says her order was limited to ordering deputies to deliver Houser against his will if necessary to a hospital for a mental health evaluation.

  • Correction: Movie Theater Shooting story

    Mon, 27 Jul 2015 21:43:48 GMT

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — In stories published July 25 about Louisiana movie theater gunman John Russell Houser, The Associated Press, relying on court filings his family's lawyer submitted to obtain a protective order against him in 2008, reported erroneously that Carroll County Probate Judge Betty Cason ordered him committed involuntarily to a hospital for mental health treatment. Cason says her order was limited to detaining Houser against his will if necessary and delivering him to a hospital for a mental health evaluation.

  • Gunman in theater shooting had history of seeking vengeance

    Sun, 26 Jul 2015 19:35:20 GMT

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — The stranger clenched his fists and shook his head, recounting a time when he tried and failed to beat a cat to death with a steel rod.

  • Movie theater shooter's mental problems didn't stop gun buy

    Sun, 26 Jul 2015 00:35:35 GMT

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — John Russell Houser was deeply troubled long before he shot 11 people in a movie theater in Louisiana, but decades of mental problems didn't keep him from buying the handgun he used.

  • Tipsters help police seeking theater shooter's motive

    Sat, 25 Jul 2015 19:40:23 GMT

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Police on Saturday thanked the many people providing tips about John Russell Houser as they work to reconstruct his movements before he killed two people, wounded nine and then killed himself in a movie theater.

  • Timeline of theater gunman John Russell Houser's life

    Sat, 25 Jul 2015 19:31:31 GMT

    This timeline of the life of John Russell Houser is based on police statements, court records and Associated Press interviews. Police say Houser killed two people and wounded nine others inside a Lafayette, Louisiana, movie theater before fatally shooting himself as police approached.

  • 1 loud shot: Survivor describes movie theater shooting

    Sat, 25 Jul 2015 14:22:35 GMT

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Emily Mann and her friend had come into the theater a bit late for the evening showing of "Trainwreck" so they quietly found seats near the top of the small theater. The 21-year-old didn't notice the man just a few seats down until 20 minutes into the movie when he got up and began firing into the crowd.

  • Theater gunman built reputation as an angry provocateur

    Sat, 25 Jul 2015 06:46:32 GMT

    In 2014, facing eviction from his Alabama home, John Russell Houser set out to make sure no one else could ever live in that house. He poured concrete down the drains and cemented the fuse box shut. He splattered paint and human waste all over the walls.

  • Police: Theater gunman killed with handgun he bought legally

    Sat, 25 Jul 2015 02:55:38 GMT

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A man who lost his family, home and businesses as he spent years angrily espousing right-wing extremism on television, the Internet and to anyone else who would listen did not say a word as he opened fire on strangers in a darkened movie theater, authorities said Friday.

  • Theater gunman known as angry man with radical views

    Sat, 25 Jul 2015 02:19:02 GMT

    For decades before he opened fire in a Louisiana movie theater and killed two people, John Russell Houser was known as a man prone to anger, a loudmouth provocateur never afraid to share his opinion.

  • The Latest: Jindal says 'not time' to discuss gun control

    Fri, 24 Jul 2015 23:31:31 GMT

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — The latest on the shooting at a Lafayette, Louisiana, movie theater (times are local):

  • The Latest: Governor says shooting was 'slow and methodical'

    Fri, 24 Jul 2015 23:25:04 GMT

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — The latest on the shooting at a Lafayette, Louisiana, movie theater (times are local):

  • The Latest: Theater shooter bought gun legally at pawn shop

    Fri, 24 Jul 2015 23:09:59 GMT

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — The latest on the shooting at a Lafayette, Louisiana, movie theater (times are local):

  • No warning as drifter with violent past opened fire at movie

    Fri, 24 Jul 2015 22:36:41 GMT

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A man who lost his family, home and businesses as he spent years angrily espousing right-wing extremism on television, the Internet and to anyone else who would listen did not say a word as he opened fire on strangers in a darkened movie theater, authorities said Friday.

  • The Latest: Official IDs wounded teachers cited for heroism

    Fri, 24 Jul 2015 21:32:06 GMT

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — The latest on the shooting at a Lafayette, Louisiana, movie theater (times are local):