Divorce and separations

FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 1, 2018 file photo, Britain's Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab addresses delegates during a speech at the Conservative Party Conference at the ICC, in Birmingham, central England. Britain's Brexit chief has met politicians from both sides of Northern Ireland's political divide in efforts to solve a problem over the Irish border that is frustrating divorce talks between the U.K. and the European Union. There was little sign of a breakthrough after Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab met Friday, Nov. 2, 2018 with the pro-British Democratic Unionist Party and Irish nationalists Sinn Fein. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira, file)
November 02, 2018 - 1:28 pm
LONDON (AP) — Britain's Brexit chief met politicians from both sides of Northern Ireland's political divide Friday, but there was little sign of a breakthrough on the Irish border impasse that is frustrating divorce talks between the U.K. and the European Union. Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab met...
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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street to give a statement to parliament in London, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. May is urging Parliament to support her as Brexit looms, saying a divorce deal with the European Union is 95 percent complete. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
October 22, 2018 - 12:48 pm
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May sought to scotch a growing rebellion against her Brexit plans Monday, saying a divorce deal with the European Union is 95 percent complete and urging fellow lawmakers to "hold our nerve" during the difficult last push in negotiations. May told the...
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British Prime Minister Theresa May, left, arrives for an EU summit in Brussels, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. European Union leaders are converging on Brussels for what had been billed as a "moment of truth" Brexit summit but which now holds little promise for a breakthrough. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
October 17, 2018 - 5:05 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Britain's upcoming exit from the European Union (all times local): 11:00 p.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May has told her 27 European Union counterparts that the U.K. and the EU both need to show "courage, trust and leadership" to settle their remaining differences...
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British Prime Minister Theresa May, left, hugs Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, as they meet in Brussels, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 when European leaders meet to negotiate on terms of Britain's divorce from the European Union. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
October 17, 2018 - 2:14 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — Leaders from the European Union and Britain shrugged off a weekend negotiating debacle and previous deadlines Wednesday, giving themselves several more weeks to clinch a friendly divorce deal ahead of their separation. After the EU insisted for months that the Wednesday summit was a...
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In this photo taken on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, a sign in a parking lot of a cemetery reads: "No EU border in Ireland" near Carrickcarnan, Ireland, just next to the Jonesborough Parish church in Northern Ireland. The land around the small town of Carrickcarnan, Ireland is the kind of place where Britain’s plan to leave the European Union walks right into a wall - an invisible one that is proving insanely difficult to overcome. Somehow, a border of sorts will have to be drawn between Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom, and EU member country Ireland to allow customs control over goods, produce and livestock once the U.K. has left the bloc. (AP Photo/Lorne Cook)
October 15, 2018 - 5:49 pm
LUXEMBOURG (AP) — The Latest on Brexit negotiations (all times local): 9:10 p.m. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz say they still think a Brexit deal can be reached even though the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland has been an impasse in negotiations...
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Conservative Party Leader and Prime Minister Theresa May addresses delegates during a speech at the Conservative Party Conference at the ICC, in Birmingham, England, Wednesday, Oct. 3 , 2018. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
October 03, 2018 - 10:39 am
BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May battled to unite her Conservative Party on Wednesday, telling critics to abandon their dreams of a "perfect" Brexit and "come together" as divorce negotiations with the European Union enter their tough final phase. May took on her...
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British Conservative Party Member of Parliament Boris Johnson speaks at a fringe event during the Conservative Party annual conference at the International Convention Centre, in Birmingham, England, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
October 02, 2018 - 11:40 am
BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson revved up Britain's Conservative Party Tuesday and ramped up pressure on Prime Minister Theresa May, condemning her proposed divorce deal with the European Union as a "cheat" that would keep the country manacled to the bloc. A day...
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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 - 9:22 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 - 6:26 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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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 - 10:18 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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