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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  • 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.

  • What's next in Britain's divorce from the EU

    Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:18:20 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — A look at the next steps in Britain's exit from the European Union, and when they can be expected:

  • Malta church goes beyond pope in remarriage guidelines

    Fri, 13 Jan 2017 18:42:22 GMT

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican is making clear Pope Francis supports letting divorced and civilly remarried Catholics receive Communion under certain conditions by publishing a set of new guidelines in the pope's own newspaper that go beyond even what he has said.

  • British EU envoy departs ahead of Brexit negotiations

    Tue, 03 Jan 2017 15:45:15 GMT

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Underscoring the hectic preparations for Britain's divorce proceedings from the European Union, London's envoy to the EU has unexpectedly resigned only months before the negotiations are due to start and on the heels of a nasty controversy.

  • The Latest: Israel Cabinet minister slams Kerry speech

    Wed, 28 Dec 2016 20:06:56 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on United States-Israeli relations (all times local):

  • Court says man can't seek divorce without wife's permission

    Thu, 15 Dec 2016 22:29:02 GMT

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Supreme Court says the only way a mentally incompetent 88-year-old man can seek a divorce is if his guardian files for it on his behalf.

  • Court says mentally incompetent Ky. man cannot seek divorce

    Thu, 15 Dec 2016 18:53:10 GMT

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Supreme Court says a man who has been declared mentally incompetent by the courts cannot file for divorce.

  • Pope insists opening on civilly divorced has church backing

    Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:46:03 GMT

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is insisting that his opening to letting civilly remarried Catholics receive Communion has the backing of the majority of the world's bishops.

  • EU gets tough: Bloc tells UK Brexit is lose-lose situation

    Fri, 25 Nov 2016 13:18:09 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — Since Britain voted to leave the European Union, U.K. officials have had one message: Brexit means Brexit.

  • Women leaders in an Arab world still plagued by inequality

    Tue, 22 Nov 2016 07:53:22 GMT

    The hopes that the Arab Spring five years ago would lead to more opportunities for women have largely not panned out. However, there are women in all areas of life who have become leaders in their own way and are fighting for more freedom. Here are the stories of five women.

  • Pope decries 'virus' of polarization over race, faith

    Sat, 19 Nov 2016 16:55:22 GMT

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis warned against what he called a "virus of polarization" and hostility in the world targeting people with different nationalities, races or beliefs, as he led a ceremony Saturday giving the Roman Catholic Church 17 new cardinals from six continents.

  • Missouri appeals court: Frozen embryos property, not people

    Wed, 16 Nov 2016 19:21:17 GMT

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A divorced man and woman must mutually consent to using embryos that were frozen and stored while married, a Missouri appellate court has ruled in declaring the embryos marital property, not humans with constitutional rights.

  • Documents: Woman who struck estranged husband was suicidal

    Wed, 09 Nov 2016 00:22:48 GMT

    MARTINEZ, Calif. (AP) — A woman who police say jumped to her death off a San Francisco Bay Area bridge after running over her estranged husband and two others described her divorce case as a matter of life and death and said she was suicidal.

  • The Latest: Woman who hit 3 with car was in divorce hearing

    Tue, 08 Nov 2016 22:55:57 GMT

    MARTINEZ, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a woman who ran over her estranged husband and two other people and then jumped off a bridge to her death (all times local):