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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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  • Catholic bishops approve revised report on gays

    Sat, 18 Oct 2014 17:23:12 GMT

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Catholic bishops on Saturday approved a revised document laying out the church's position on gays, sex, marriage and divorce, saying the report was a "balanced" reflection of church teaching and pastoral needs.

  • Before shootings, dad wanted new life with 3 kids

    Sat, 18 Oct 2014 06:23:03 GMT

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — David Mohney wanted big changes for his family: to end his turbulent marriage, move his children 1,900 miles from Florida to South Dakota and transition from being a stay-at-home dad to starting work as a chiropractor.

  • Dad accused of killing kids, self wanted new life

    Fri, 17 Oct 2014 23:11:58 GMT

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A stay-at-home dad in nasty divorce with his wife shot their three children Friday, killing two of them before fatally shooting himself inside the family's Florida home, authorities said.

  • Florida congressman's messy divorce gets messier

    Thu, 16 Oct 2014 21:16:56 GMT

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson's messy divorce is getting messier, at least when it comes to his house.

  • Conservative bishops move away from gay overture

    Tue, 14 Oct 2014 21:55:43 GMT

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — A fight for the soul of the Catholic Church has broken out, and the first battlefield is a document on family values that pits increasingly alarmed conservatives against more progressive bishops emboldened by Pope Francis' vision of a church that is more merciful than moralistic.

  • Catholic bishops take distance from gay document

    Tue, 14 Oct 2014 16:16:18 GMT

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Conservative Catholic bishops distanced themselves Tuesday from a document showing an unprecedented opening toward gays and divorced people, saying it doesn't reflect their views and vowing to make changes to the final version.

  • Bishops say gays have gifts to offer church

    Mon, 13 Oct 2014 22:13:17 GMT

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Catholic bishops signaled a radical shift in tone Monday about accepting gays into the church, saying they had gifts to offer and that their partnerships, while morally problematic, provided homosexual couples with "precious" support.

  • Ex-wife of Glock founder sues him over millions

    Thu, 09 Oct 2014 23:50:05 GMT

    ATLANTA (AP) — After working decades to build a wildly successful firearms company, Gaston Glock conspired with associates to push out his ex-wife and business partner of almost 50 years and steal millions of dollars she was entitled to, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday in federal court in Atlanta.

  • Pope seeks frank, fearless debate on family issues

    Mon, 06 Oct 2014 11:26:27 GMT

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis urged bishops on Monday to speak their minds without fear about contentious issues like contraception, gays, marriage and divorce at the start of a two-week meeting aimed at making the church's teaching on family matters relevant to today's Catholics.

  • Pope faces hopes, risks at family conference

    Fri, 03 Oct 2014 14:13:17 GMT

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — From his stylish living room overlooking St. Peter's Square, Cardinal Walter Kasper doesn't come off as a figure at the center of one of the greatest storms swirling in Catholicism in decades.

  • Divorce law out of sync with same-sex marriage

    Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:36:59 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Cori Jo Long, 31, and Brooke Powell, 30, did everything right before they married. They fell in love slowly, based on years of friendship stretching back to high school. They planned their nuptials carefully for about a year, choosing to travel from Texas to New Hampshire in 2010 as same-sex marriage spread.