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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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  • Same-sex marriage opponents urge Supreme Court to go slow

    Sun, 26 Apr 2015 11:42:14 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Same-sex marriage opponents acknowledge they face a tough task in trying to persuade the Supreme Court to allow states to limit marriage to a man and a woman.

  • Family looks to future after fugitive brother's return to US

    Sat, 25 Apr 2015 20:11:51 GMT

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — For years, Beth Kelley posted the message to her brother on Facebook: "Happy Birthday Scott, wherever you are."

  • Abortion waiting period bill goes to Florida governor

    Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:46:52 GMT

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Legislature passed a bill Friday that will require a 24-hour waiting period for abortions — a reflective period Republicans said they hope will change some women's minds before undergoing the procedure.

  • Today in History

    Thu, 23 Apr 2015 04:00:54 GMT

    Today is Thursday, April 23, the 113th day of 2015. There are 252 days left in the year.

  • Authorities: Cardiologist tried to have rival doctor killed

    Thu, 16 Apr 2015 11:40:54 GMT

    MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A Long Island cardiologist had the office of another doctor torched, then hired someone who turned out to be an undercover police officer in a failed attempt to have the doctor hurt or killed, authorities said.

  • Friend feared Capitol gyrocopter pilot would get shot down

    Thu, 16 Apr 2015 08:28:08 GMT

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A Florida postal worker who piloted a gyrocopter onto the U.S. Capitol lawn to call attention to his belief that campaign finance laws are too weak is "a patriot" who first came up with the idea about a year ago, a friend said.

  • Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

    Thu, 16 Apr 2015 01:00:30 GMT

    Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States and abroad:

  • Chile's Bachelet signs same-sex civil union law

    Mon, 13 Apr 2015 19:35:37 GMT

    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chilean President Michelle Bachelet on Monday signed a law that recognizes civil unions between same-sex couples, a sign of change in a country long regarded as one South America's most socially conservative nations.

  • Tsarnaev's lawyer faces perhaps her biggest challenge yet

    Thu, 09 Apr 2015 23:46:04 GMT

    BOSTON (AP) — Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's attorney is renowned for keeping her high-profile clients off death row, but Judy Clarke could face her most daunting challenge yet in trying to save the Boston Marathon bomber from execution.

  • Gay man ousted from Catholic school may have little recourse

    Thu, 09 Apr 2015 20:06:34 GMT

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Supporters of a teacher whose Omaha Catholic school contract will not be renewed because of his same-sex relationship say the school is discriminating against him based on his sexual orientation.

  • Police: Utility records sought in poisoning of family of 8

    Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:58:49 GMT

    PRINCESS ANNE, Md. (AP) — A divorced kitchen worker and his seven children were accidentally poisoned by carbon monoxide from a generator they used to keep warm after their electricity was cut off, police said Tuesday.

  • Divorced mom of 7 dead kids says 'I would have helped'

    Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:01:33 GMT

    PRINCESS ANNE, Md. (AP) — As authorities probed Tuesday whether carbon monoxide killed a divorced kitchen worker and the seven children he was keeping warm with a gasoline-powered generator, friends and family voiced outrage that their electricity had been shut off due to unpaid bills.

  • Generator suspected in 8 deaths after utility shut off power

    Tue, 07 Apr 2015 16:57:44 GMT

    PRINCESS ANNE, Md. (AP) — A divorced father and the seven children he was raising on his kitchen worker's salary were found dead inside their home, where a gasoline-powered generator had been keeping them warm after the electricity was shut off due to unpaid bills.

  • Police: 8 dead in home; generator found without gas

    Tue, 07 Apr 2015 16:32:34 GMT

    PRINCESS ANNE, Md. (AP) — A divorced father and the seven children he was raising on his kitchen worker's salary were found dead in their home, where relatives said he was using a gasoline-powered generator to keep his family warm after the electricity was shut off due to unpaid bills.

  • A list of tribal laws prohibiting gay marriage

    Mon, 06 Apr 2015 16:22:41 GMT

    Below is a list of federally recognized Native American tribes that have laws either defining marriage as between a man and a woman or explicitly prohibiting same-sex marriages, along with excerpts of those laws. At least 10 other tribes recognize same-sex marriages, while many more are silent on the matter.

  • Correction: Real Estate Heir-Pirro story

    Fri, 03 Apr 2015 23:05:22 GMT

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — In a story April 2 about former prosecutor Jeanine Pirro's history with Robert Durst, The Associated Press reported erroneously that she attended his Galveston, Texas, trial in the killing of his neighbor. She did not.

  • Prosecutor-turned-commentator has long history with Durst

    Thu, 02 Apr 2015 17:53:11 GMT

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — None of the three killings linked to real estate heir Robert Durst happened on Jeanine Pirro's watch, yet the New York prosecutor-turned-talk show host has managed to get involved in each investigation.

  • Pittsburgh Diocese eliminating fees for marriage annulments

    Wed, 01 Apr 2015 22:10:55 GMT

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Diocese of Pittsburgh has eliminated fees for annulments in keeping with comments by Pope Francis that the church should make it easier for some divorced Roman Catholics to remarry and receive other sacraments.

  • Trial to seek role of online bullying in teen girl's suicide

    Wed, 01 Apr 2015 19:45:16 GMT

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A 15-year-old girl hanged herself a week after three classmates photographed themselves sexually assaulting her at a 2012 party, petrified the boys would circulate the photos online and believing gossip about her was spreading widely.

  • Pittsburgh diocese eliminating fees for marriage annulments

    Wed, 01 Apr 2015 17:42:12 GMT

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Diocese of Pittsburgh has eliminated fees for annulments in keeping with comments by Pope Francis that the church should make it easier for some divorced Roman Catholics to remarry and receive other sacraments.

  • Silicon Valley trial over cause of teen's suicide to start

    Wed, 01 Apr 2015 07:26:30 GMT

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Fifteen-year-old Audrie Pott hanged herself a week after three classmates photographed themselves sexually assaulting her during a Labor Day house party without adult supervision.