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.

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  • EU to hold Brexit summit for 27 members on April 29

    Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:50:05 GMT

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Once Britain decides to trigger divorce proceedings next week, the 27 other European Union nations will be taking a month to decide on the negotiating framework to achieve the best-possible split-up for the bloc.

  • The countdown begins: Britain to start EU exit on March 29

    Mon, 20 Mar 2017 18:07:41 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — Britain will begin divorce proceedings from the European Union on March 29, starting the clock on two years of intense political and economic negotiations that will fundamentally change both the nation and its European neighbors.

  • The clock begins: Britain to start EU exit on March 29

    Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:03:56 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — Britain will begin divorce proceedings from the European Union on March 29, starting the clock on two years of intense political and economic negotiations that will fundamentally change both the nation and its European neighbors.

  • Brexit explained: What's next on the UK's road out of the EU

    Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:14:59 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — The British government announced Monday that it will formally begin its exit from the European Union on March 29. Prime Minister Theresa May will invoke Article 50 of the key EU treaty, the official start of the two-year divorce process.

  • Britain's Brexit bill receives royal assent, becomes law

    Thu, 16 Mar 2017 11:30:59 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — A bill authorizing Britain to start its exit from the European Union received royal assent and became law Thursday, empowering Prime Minister Theresa May to begin divorce proceedings from the bloc.

  • Ivana Trump writing memoir about her children with Donald

    Wed, 15 Mar 2017 19:48:43 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Ivana Trump, the first wife of President Donald Trump, is writing a memoir that will focus on the couple's three children.

  • The Latest: UK Parliament passes Brexit authorization bill

    Mon, 13 Mar 2017 22:15:39 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — The Latest developments on Britain's decision to leave the European Union: (all times local):

  • UK minister tells lawmakers not to delay Brexit

    Sun, 12 Mar 2017 11:39:15 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — Britain's top minister for leaving the European Union said Sunday that lawmakers should let Prime Minister Theresa May "get on with the job" of quitting the bloc, and the main opposition Brexit spokesman said he expects the divorce papers to be filed this week.

  • Biden's son, estranged wife seek amicable, private divorce

    Fri, 10 Mar 2017 14:23:34 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden's son and his estranged wife now seem to be aiming for an amicable divorce despite court filings in which she accused Hunter Biden of squandering the couple's money on drugs, alcohol and prostitutes.

  • UK's House of Lords deals new blow to govt's EU exit plans

    Tue, 07 Mar 2017 23:05:40 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May's plans for steering Britain out of the European Union ran into more opposition Tuesday as Parliament's unelected House of Lords approved legislative changes restricting the government's room to maneuver in divorce talks.

  • Bill would make welfare of pets a factor in divorce cases

    Wed, 01 Mar 2017 22:25:06 GMT

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island lawmaker has introduced a bill that would require judges to take the best interests of domestic pets into account when deciding who gets custody in a divorce.

  • Florida US Rep. Crist seeks divorce after less than 9 years

    Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:23:53 GMT

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist is getting divorced less than nine years after becoming the first Florida governor in 42 years to get married while in office.

  • The thrill is gone: Florida US Rep. Crist files for divorce

    Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:16:58 GMT

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist is getting divorced less than nine years after becoming the first Florida governor in 42 years to get married while in office.

  • Parents, daughter agree to drop college payment-tuition case

    Tue, 14 Feb 2017 22:18:43 GMT

    CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man says he and his ex-wife are working to repair their relationship with their 23-year-old daughter after a state appeals court ruled the parents cannot be forced to pay her college tuition.

  • Islamic authority rejects Egypt's move to reform divorce

    Sun, 05 Feb 2017 15:37:09 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's top Islamic authority has rejected the president's suggestion for legislation that would invalidate the practice of men verbally divorcing their wives.

  • Man accused of killing ex-wife was embroiled in divorce case

    Wed, 01 Feb 2017 23:41:53 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — A man suspected of killing his ex-wife in Phoenix while their two young children were present was embroiled in an acrimonious divorce in which he was accused of domestic violence and voiced concerns that she would flee to Mexico with their children.

  • The Latest: Bond set for man charged in ex-wife's death

    Wed, 01 Feb 2017 23:08:37 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on the fatal shooting of a woman in the parking lot of a Phoenix apartment complex (all times local):

  • The Latest: Man, slain ex-wife embroiled in divorce case

    Wed, 01 Feb 2017 21:27:22 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on the fatal shooting of a woman in the parking lot of a Phoenix apartment complex (all times local):

  • Egypt's el-Sissi says he is alarmed by high divorce rates

    Tue, 24 Jan 2017 16:33:06 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's president said Tuesday he was alarmed by his country's high divorce rate, suggesting a ground-breaking legislation to delegalize divorces verbally declared by Muslim men to their spouses, the latest foray by the general-turned-president into thorny social and cultural issues in the most populous Arab nation.

  • EU, UK take contrasting messages from May's Brexit speech

    Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:06:35 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — European Union leaders on Wednesday punctured U.K. optimism about a smooth and mutually beneficial divorce between Britain and the EU, declaring that, no matter what British Prime Theresa May thinks, Britain can't dictate the terms of the separation.

  • Markets cheer, EU wary as UK PM May signals 'clean Brexit'

    Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:43:10 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — Britain's future outside the European Union became much clearer Tuesday: It's so long to the single market, goodbye to the European Court of Justice and farewell to the freedom of movement for workers.