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More women divorce in U.S. according to new study

It is commonly stated that in the U.S., half of the marriages are ending in divorces. According to a new research study from Bowling Green State University's National Center for Marriage and Family Research (NCFMR), the number of separated and divorced women in the US is on the rise.

Actor Jason Patric fights for paternal rights

Families come in many forms, and children today have various parenting arrangements. In many families, the parents also sometimes require the help of a sperm donor. Actor Jason Patric, a star of films including "Sleepers" and "The Lost Boys," donated sperm in 2009 as part of a fertility treatment that resulted in pregnancy for a former girlfriend, Danielle Schreiber.

TV chef Nigella Lawson and husband getting divorce

When celebrities divorce, there are often highly publicized arguments, discussions of prenuptial agreements and child support, and a large amount of media attention to the case. In many instances, couples in Minnesota who are not celebrities can experience the same challenges and difficulties in divorce, only without the media publicity. One of the most recent celebrity divorce announcements to ignite interest is that of Celebrity chef Nigella Lawson and art collector husband Charles Saatchi.

Minnesota trial delayed for husband who murdered wife

A 39-year-old man who murdered his 30-year-od wife last February has had his trial postponed again. St. Paul Police said that they found evidence of a bloody fight in the couple's bedroom in late February 2013 and they arrested the husband. It took searchers three months to find the wife's body in the Mississippi River in Minnesota.

News Corp. CEO files for divorce

Rupert Murdoch, CEO of News Corp., has filed for divorce from Wendi Deng Murdoch, his wife of less than 10 years. The divorce filing comes just a week before News Corp. starts the procedure to divide in two. One company will contain a publishing division and Australian TV assets. Another company will hold global TV and movie businesses. The divorce doesn't change the succession plan for the media company. Murdoch, 82, founded the media company he controls through a family trust.

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