Divorce and separations

FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2012, file photo, Steven May, right, walks with his dog, Winnie beside his attorney, David Pisarra, with his dog, Dudley in Santa Monica, Calif. California courts could be going to the dogs, and maybe the cats too, under a new law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown. The law, signed Thursday, Sept. 28, 2018, gives judges the discretion of applying rules similar to those in child-custody cases when determining who gets the family pet following a divorce. It takes effect Jan. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)
September 28, 2018 - 6:05 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California courts could be going to the dogs — and maybe cats, too — under a new law granting judges authority to settle disagreements over who keeps the family pet in divorce cases the same way they handle child-custody disputes. Until now, Fido and Kitty have been considered...
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September 15, 2018 - 3:26 am
LONDON (AP) — The British government is proposing to introduce "no-fault" divorces and make other changes to make it much easier for married couples to divorce. Justice Secretary David Gauke Saturday began a consultation process to revise laws he said were "out of touch with modern life." New...
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Britain's Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union Dominic Raab arrives for a cabinet meeting on Brexit at 10 Downing Street in London, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
September 13, 2018 - 9:52 am
LONDON (AP) — It turns out the consequences of Brexit may not be confined to Earth. The British government said Thursday that the U.K. may get less warning of falling space debris if the country leaves the bloc without a divorce agreement. The news was one of the more eye-catching items in a...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 file photo, Britain's Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, Dominic Raab delivers his speech outlining the government's plans for a no-deal Brexit in London. Britain's Brexit minister said Wednesday Aug. 29. 2018 that the U.K. and the European Union may not meet their self-imposed October deadline for a divorce deal. (Peter Nicholls/Pool Photo via AP, File)
August 29, 2018 - 7:18 am
LONDON (AP) — The U.K. and the European Union may not meet their self-imposed October deadline for a divorce deal, Britain's Brexit minister said Wednesday. Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab said October remains the goal, but there is a "possibility it may creep beyond that." He told a House of Lords...
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Jacksonville police officers guard an area Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, near the scene of a fatal shooting at The Jacksonville Landing on Sunday in Jacksonville, Fla. A gunman opened fire at a video game tournament killing multiple people and then fatally shooting himself in a rampage that wounded several others. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
August 28, 2018 - 7:33 am
BALTIMORE (AP) — The suspect in a deadly shooting at a Florida video game tournament had previously been hospitalized for mental illness, according to court records in his home state of Maryland reviewed by The Associated Press. Divorce filings from the parents of 24-year-old David Katz of...
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Police investigate the scene of a fatal mass shooting at The Jacksonville Landing during a video game tournament, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, in Jacksonville, Fla. (Will Dickey/The Florida Times-Union via AP)
August 27, 2018 - 7:54 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly mass shooting at a video game tournament in Jacksonville, Florida (all times local): 10:45 p.m. The CEO of EA says he will cancel the remaining Madden Classic qualifier events after two people were fatally shot and 10 others injured at a "Madden NFL...
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Jacksonville police officers guard an area Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, near the scene of a fatal shooting at The Jacksonville Landing on Sunday in Jacksonville, Fla. A gunman opened fire at a video game tournament killing multiple people and then fatally shooting himself in a rampage that wounded several others. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
August 27, 2018 - 2:49 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — The suspect in a deadly shooting at a Florida video game tournament had previously been hospitalized for mental illness, according to court records in his home state of Maryland reviewed by The Associated Press. Divorce filings from the parents of 24-year-old David Katz of...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018 file photo, British Secretary of State for International Trade Liam Fox speaks during the inaugural meeting of the UK-China CEO Council at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Britain's international trade minister says it's likely the U.K. will fail to agree a divorce deal with the European Union before it leaves the bloc next year. Trade Secretary Liam Fox told the Sunday Times newspaper on Sunday, Aug. 5 that "intransigence" by EU officials "is pushing us towards no deal." (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, file)
August 05, 2018 - 4:04 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's international trade minister says it's likely the U.K. will fail to agree upon a divorce deal with the European Union before it leaves the bloc in March — the latest in a growing chorus of warnings that the negotiations are in crisis. Trade Secretary Liam Fox told the Sunday...
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Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl, right, welcomes Britain's Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, left, for talks at the foreign ministry in Vienna, Austria, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
August 01, 2018 - 3:25 am
VIENNA (AP) — Britain's foreign secretary warned anew against a "messy divorce" with the European Union that could poison future relations as he visited Austria on Wednesday, bringing his message to the country that holds the EU's rotating presidency. Britain is due to leave the EU in March, but...
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FILE - In this Monday, April 2, 2018, file photo, Donald Trump Jr., right, and Vanessa Trump, left, arrive to participate in the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. Donald Trump Jr. and his estranged wife Vanessa are expected to appear Thursday, July 26, 2018, before a judge in New York City for a hearing in their divorce case. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
July 26, 2018 - 9:38 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge congratulated Donald Trump Jr. and his estranged wife, Vanessa, Thursday for resolving child custody issues as they proceed toward divorce. State Supreme Court Justice Michael Katz began a brief proceeding in open court by saying he understood that they had agreed...
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