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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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  • Megyn Kelly hopes for a Trump-free zone with new show

    Fri, 22 Sep 2017 02:10:50 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Megyn Kelly says she left Fox News Channel to bring more joy to her life. NBC hopes that starting Monday, she can spread some to the network and its viewers.

  • Illinois court upholds murder conviction of Drew Peterson

    Thu, 21 Sep 2017 18:40:44 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The use of hearsay testimony to convict former Chicago-area police officer Drew Peterson in the death of his third wife was proper, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled Thursday in upholding the conviction.

  • The Latest: President Donald Trump warns North Korea

    Wed, 20 Sep 2017 06:07:56 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on U.S. President Donald Trump at the United Nations (all times local):

  • The Latest: Trump to hold NYC fundraiser next week

    Tue, 19 Sep 2017 22:40:09 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on U.S. President Donald Trump at the United Nations (all times local):

  • Arizona Supreme Court says gays get equal parental rights

    Tue, 19 Sep 2017 22:39:41 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that a lesbian woman who is divorcing her spouse is entitled to equal parental rights under the U.S. Constitution, even though a state law doesn't recognize those rights.

  • Opposition sees Brexit 'chaos' in UK govt shifts and feuds

    Mon, 18 Sep 2017 19:08:03 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — The British government's attempt to appear strong and united over Brexit wobbled Monday as a top official was shifted from his post days before a new round of divorce negotiations with the European Union. Opposition lawmakers said the move reflected the Conservatives' "chaotic" approach to handling the biggest challenge facing the country.

  • The Latest: UK shifts Brexit team; opposition sees "chaos"

    Mon, 18 Sep 2017 14:19:01 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's departure from the European Union (all times local):

  • The Latest: UK proposes post-Brexit law enforcement treaty

    Mon, 18 Sep 2017 13:53:11 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's departure from the European Union (all times local):

  • Penny Chenery, owner of Triple Crown champ Secretariat, dies

    Sun, 17 Sep 2017 19:08:35 GMT

    Penny Chenery, who bred and raced 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat as well as realizing her ailing father's dream to win the Kentucky Derby in 1972 with Riva Ridge, has died. She was 95.

  • Jury: Wisconsin girl mentally ill in stabbing of classmate

    Sat, 16 Sep 2017 11:46:10 GMT

    WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin girl who admitted to participating in the stabbing of a classmate to please horror character Slender Man will avoid prison after a jury determined that she was mentally ill at the time of the attack.

  • Verdict rejected in Slender Man stabbing case; jury works on

    Sat, 16 Sep 2017 02:39:34 GMT

    WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin girl who admitted helping her friend stab their classmate nearly to death to please online horror character Slender Man was lonely, depressed and descended into "madness," her attorney said Friday as she pleaded with a jury to send the girl to a mental hospital rather than prison.

  • Attorney: Slender Man attacker descended into 'madness'

    Sat, 16 Sep 2017 00:15:59 GMT

    WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin girl accused of helping her friend stab their classmate nearly to death to please online horror character Slender Man was lonely, depressed and descended into "madness," her attorney said Friday as she pleaded with a jury to send the girl to a mental hospital rather than prison.

  • Man who killed estranged wife, 7 others had drinking problem

    Wed, 13 Sep 2017 20:55:21 GMT

    PLANO, Texas (AP) — Meredith Hight had gathered friends at her suburban Dallas home for a day of grilling and watching football when her estranged husband showed up and opened fire, killing her and seven others before a police officer killed him.

  • California police chiefs end opposition to sanctuary measure

    Tue, 12 Sep 2017 23:55:27 GMT

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California police chiefs have dropped their opposition to a weakened "sanctuary state" measure that would restrict their interactions with immigration authorities, but sheriffs remained opposed Tuesday saying the measure would still limit their authority to work with federal officers in jails.

  • Top Brexit lawmaker says not enough progress in talks

    Tue, 12 Sep 2017 10:10:42 GMT

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Parliament's top Brexit envoy says not enough progress has been made in discussions between Britain and the European Union for any negotiations on a future trade relationship to begin.

  • UK lawmakers back key Brexit bill, but fight still looms

    Tue, 12 Sep 2017 00:11:54 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers voted a key Brexit bill past its first big hurdle in Parliament early Tuesday. But many legislators branded the bill a government power grab, and vowed to change it before it becomes law.

  • Police: 9 dead, including suspect, at suburban Dallas home

    Mon, 11 Sep 2017 21:42:32 GMT

    PLANO, Texas (AP) — Nine people, including a suspect who was fatally shot by an officer, have died after a man opened fire during a gathering to watch football at a suburban Dallas home, police said Monday.

  • The Latest: Person hospitalized in Texas shooting dies

    Mon, 11 Sep 2017 19:46:20 GMT

    PLANO, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the deaths of at least eight people, including the suspect, after a shooting at a Texas home (all times local):

  • Police: 8 dead, including suspect, at suburban Dallas home

    Mon, 11 Sep 2017 18:31:30 GMT

    PLANO, Texas (AP) — Seven people were fatally shot during a gathering at a suburban Dallas home before police fatally shot the suspect, police say.

  • The Latest: 27-year-old among Texas shooting victims

    Mon, 11 Sep 2017 17:47:57 GMT

    PLANO, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the deaths of at least eight people, including the suspect, after a shooting at a Texas home (all times local):

  • Pope recalls Medellin's bloody past, prays for drug victims

    Sat, 09 Sep 2017 23:41:28 GMT

    MEDELLIN, Colombia (AP) — Pope Francis recalled the murderous past of this Colombian city once synonymous with drug cartel violence during a rain-soaked visit Saturday, lamenting the many lives lost to addiction and praying for dealers and traffickers to change their ways.