Latest Divorce and separations News

Mom of 5 slain children sobs on stand at ex-husband's trial

May. 20, 2019 6:52 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Amber Kyzer dabbed tears from her eyes for most of her testimony Monday and sobbed at the death penalty trial of her ex-husband, charged with killing their five young children. But then a prosecutor asked her to read a letter she wrote the oldest child, trying to comfort her over the...

Cubs' Zobrist files for separation from wife

May. 15, 2019 6:10 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Cubs' Ben Zobrist and his wife, Julianna Zobrist, have filed court documents in separate states seeking to end their marriage. Ben Zobrist filed a complaint for legal separation in Tennessee, according to The Tennesseean . The couple has a home in Williamson County. Julianna Zobrist...

Police: Video shows man moving wife's body from Texas hotel

May. 14, 2019 6:16 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A husband arrested in Arizona on suspicion of concealing his wife's dead body was seen earlier on security video moving a woman's naked body to his vehicle outside a Texas hotel, police said Tuesday. Previous footage showed the couple from Sand Springs, Oklahoma, walking into their room at...

Detroit mayor, wife announce plans to seek divorce

May. 4, 2019 12:45 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and his wife are divorcing. Duggan and his wife, Mary Loretto Maher, issued a joint statement Friday announcing the action, which they described as "painful" but the "best decision." Maher filed for divorce the same day in Wayne County Circuit Court. A divorce...

Prosecutors: Divorcing Indiana couple left dog to starve

Apr. 25, 2019 3:57 PM EDT

GREENWOOD, Ind. (AP) — Prosecutors say a suburban Indianapolis couple who vacated their home during divorce proceedings left their dog behind to starve to death. The emaciated dog, named Chuck, was found dead in January in the couple's Johnson County trailer home. A necropsy determined he starved to death....

Judge upholds prenuptial contract in bitter Arizona divorce

Apr. 23, 2019 2:38 PM EDT

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — A judge has upheld a prenuptial agreement between an Arizona newspaper publisher and his wife. Joseph Soldwedel and Felice Soldwedel have been locked in a bitter divorce case that included allegations of poisoning. Joseph Soldwedel had asked a judge to invalidate a prenuptial...

United Methodists edge toward breakup over LGBT policies

Apr. 20, 2019 2:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — There's at least one area of agreement among conservative, centrist and liberal leaders in the United Methodist Church: America's largest mainline Protestant denomination is on a path toward likely breakup over differences on same-sex marriage and ordination of LGBT pastors. The differences...

Russia demands US release mom convicted of taking her kids

Apr. 15, 2019 12:06 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Russia is demanding that the U.S. release a Russian citizen who was convicted of kidnapping for moving her children from the U.S. to Russia amid a divorce. Bogdana Alexandrovna Osipova, who is referred to by her married name of Mobley in court documents, was convicted in Kansas last...

West Virginia man admits to killing wife during divorce

Apr. 11, 2019 7:10 AM EDT

FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man has admitted to shooting his wife to death while the two were going through what authorities say was a "volatile divorce." The Times West Virginian reports 52-year-old Donald Ray Carpenter pleaded guilty this week to first-degree murder in the 2018 death of Trina...

UK plans to introduce 'no-fault' divorce for first time

Apr. 9, 2019 7:42 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain wants to end the divorce blame game. The government has announced plans to introduce "no-fault" divorces so separating couples no longer have to blame one another for the breakdown of a marriage. Justice Secretary David Gauke said Tuesday that the government will introduce legislation...