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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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  • Thai activist gets prison for posting BBC story about king

    Tue, 15 Aug 2017 11:50:32 GMT

    BANGKOK (AP) — A court in Thailand on Tuesday sentenced a student activist to 2 1/2 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to the charge of lese majeste — or insulting the monarchy — for sharing a BBC article about the country's new king on Facebook.

  • Utah man charged with murder after 2 more bodies identified

    Wed, 09 Aug 2017 00:04:42 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a missing Utah man with three counts of first-degree murder after two additional bodies found in a shed near a rural Idaho farmhouse were identified as a woman and her 14-year-old daughter.

  • More Syrian child brides in Jordan amid poverty, uncertainty

    Tue, 08 Aug 2017 03:35:13 GMT

    MAFRAQ, Jordan (AP) — Married at 15 and divorced at 16, a Syrian teen says she regrets having said yes to a handsome suitor — a stranger who turned into an abusive husband.

  • Chicago sues over sanctuary city threat; Sessions fires back

    Mon, 07 Aug 2017 23:57:48 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — Mayor Rahm Emanuel has taken his fight against President Donald Trump's immigration policies to court, with Chicago becoming one of the first cities Monday to sue over what many U.S. cities argue are illegal bids to withhold public safety grants from so-called sanctuary cities.

  • Chicago files federal lawsuit over sanctuary cities threat

    Mon, 07 Aug 2017 21:05:17 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — Mayor Rahm Emanuel has taken his fight against President Donald Trump's immigration policies to court, with Chicago becoming one of the first cities Monday to sue over what many U.S. cities argue are illegal bids to withhold public safety grants from so-called sanctuary cities.

  • Clippers' Willie Reed arrested on domestic violence charge

    Mon, 07 Aug 2017 01:07:46 GMT

    MIAMI (AP) — New Los Angeles Clippers center Willie Reed was jailed Sunday in Miami on a battery charge.

  • Seeking a dream, Indonesian family finds nightmare in Raqqa

    Fri, 04 Aug 2017 01:49:17 GMT

    AIN ISSA, Syria (AP) — The 17-year-old Indonesian girl made a persuasive case to her family: Lured by what she had read online, she told her parents, sisters, aunts, uncles and cousins they should all move to Syria to join the Islamic State group.

  • Chile Congress OKs bill to legalize abortion in some cases

    Thu, 03 Aug 2017 19:49:54 GMT

    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chilean lawmakers have approved a bill that would legalize abortion in limited circumstances and end the socially conservative country's status as the last in South America with a blanket ban on the procedure.

  • Thai activist on trial for Facebook share of king profile

    Thu, 03 Aug 2017 12:28:32 GMT

    KHON KAEN, Thailand (AP) — A court in northeastern Thailand on Thursday began a closed-door trial of an activist law student arrested for sharing a BBC article about the country's new king on Facebook.

  • Teen criminals savor freedom as parole ends life sentences

    Wed, 02 Aug 2017 02:29:50 GMT

    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — It's just a few blocks from the house Earl Rice Jr. left behind as a teenager to the places he remembers. But after more than four decades in prison, he has ground to cover.

  • After life without parole: 2 held for decades savor freedom

    Tue, 01 Aug 2017 04:17:38 GMT

    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — It's just a few blocks from the house Earl Rice Jr. left behind as a teenager to the places he remembers. But after more than four decades in prison, he has ground to cover.

  • Report: German runaway found in Iraq wants to go home

    Mon, 24 Jul 2017 14:00:34 GMT

    BERLIN (AP) — A teenage German girl who ran away after converting to Islam and was found by Iraqi troops in Mosul says she wants to go home, a German newspaper and broadcaster reported Monday.

  • Report: German runaway girl in Iraq wants to go home

    Mon, 24 Jul 2017 09:36:33 GMT

    BERLIN (AP) — A teenage German girl who ran away after converting to Islam and was found by Iraqi troops in Mosul says she wants to go home, a German newspaper and broadcaster reported Monday.

  • Divided UK, inconclusive election could put brakes on Brexit

    Sun, 23 Jul 2017 16:38:21 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — Lucy Harris thinks Britain's decision to leave the European Union is a dream come true. Nick Hopkinson thinks it's a nightmare.

  • Tennessee judge rules gay couples have equal parental rights

    Sat, 22 Jul 2017 20:25:46 GMT

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Same-sex couples in Tennessee have the same rights as heterosexual couples who have children born through artificial insemination, a judge ruled.

  • Ex-escort gets 16 years for trying to have husband killed

    Fri, 21 Jul 2017 21:50:24 GMT

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida escort convicted of trying to hire a hit man to murder her newlywed husband was sentenced Friday to 16 years in prison, perhaps ending a drawn-out case that drew notice for its startling videos and salacious characters.

  • Ex-Florida escort gets 16 years for trying to hire hit man

    Fri, 21 Jul 2017 21:34:32 GMT

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida escort convicted of trying to hire a hit man to murder her newlywed husband was sentenced Friday to 16 years in prison, perhaps ending a drawn-out case that drew notice for its startling videos and salacious characters.

  • Judge: Florida woman may keep mum on who's paying legal fees

    Fri, 21 Jul 2017 20:02:51 GMT

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — One ongoing mystery in a three-year-old Florida murder-for-hire case will not be solved, at least for now: who is paying the attorneys representing one of the suspects?

  • Ex-Florida escort to be sentenced for trying to hire hit man

    Fri, 21 Jul 2017 10:47:41 GMT

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida escort convicted of trying to hire a hit man to murder her newlywed husband could get up to 30 years in prison when she is sentenced Friday, perhaps ending a drawn-out case that drew notice for its startling videos and salacious characters.

  • UK Brexit negotiator encouraged by progress of talks with EU

    Thu, 20 Jul 2017 11:59:42 GMT

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union and Britain tiptoed forward during their first full negotiation session on their divorce, but made it clear Thursday that the status and authority of the EU's European Court of Justice in any future deal could be a major stumbling block.

  • Chile Senate OKs bill allowing abortion in some cases

    Wed, 19 Jul 2017 20:18:58 GMT

    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chilean lawmakers took a major step toward legalizing abortion in some cases on Wednesday, a dramatic development in one of Latin America's most traditionally conservative countries.