Despite uproar, Mississippi judge again asks courtroom to stand, say the Pledge of Allegiance

Miss. judge again asks courtroom to say pledge

Recite the pledge or go to jail? Mississippi attorney sent to the slammer for keeping quiet

Recite pledge or go to jail? Lawyer sent to lockup

Attorney denies he committed fraud by switching portion of McCourt postnuptial agreement

Lawyer denies fraud claim in McCourt divorce case

Estranged Colombian spouse of ex-hostage Ingrid Betancourt seeks half of her fortune

Estranged husband seeks half Betancourt’s assets

Attorney: Texas man accused of killing his 3 children previously threatened to kill himself

Texas father accused of killing his 3 children

NY mayor accused of slamming door on wife’s hand files for divorce month before start of trial

NY mayor in domestic abuse case files for divorce

Tightening divorce ban highlights how Egypt’s Christians cleave closer to their Church

Among Egypt’s Christians, few question Church rule

RFK Jr.’s wife faces charge of driving while impaired in NY, this time for drugs, not alcohol

RFK Jr.’s wife faces new impaired-driving charge

Lawyers say newly found agreement shows Jamie McCourt owns half of Los Angeles Dodgers

Lawyers: Doc shows Jamie McCourt also owns Dodgers

Scottish police charge mother for murder in mystery death of US oil executive’s 3 children

American mom charged with murdering 3 children

Charlie Sheen pleads guilty in Aspen domestic abuse case with wife, gets 30 days in rehab

Charlie Sheen pleads guilty in Aspen wife assault

The case of Kyron Horman takes bizarre twists, but the OR boy is still missing 2 months later

2 months later, where is Kyron Horman?

PORTLAND, Ore. — The first accounts of 7-year-old Kyron Horman’s disappearance were a parent’s nightmare: A boy vanishes from the safe haven of his elementary school.

RFK Jr.’s wife, accused of hopping curb at NY school, pleads guilty to driving while impaired

RFK Jr.’s wife guilty of driving impaired in NY

Judge makes Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons’ divorce official; Reagan memorabilia still at issue

Nevada Gov. Gibbons’ divorce becomes official

Source: Mel Gibson’s estranged wife says she never experienced abuse by actor

Source: Gibson’s wife says no signs of abuse

NY newspaper reports Robert F Kennedy Jr. files for divorce from wife of 16 years

NY newspaper says RFK Jr. files for divorce

In rapidly modernizing India, clashes with ancient marriage rules often lead to bloodshed

Divorce or die _ old rules clash with new India

Documents: Dad of missing Ore. boy told judge he suspects child’s stepmom in disappearance

Dad of missing Ore. boy says he suspects stepmom

Sheriff’s Department investigating Mel Gibson in alleged domestic violence incident

Mel Gibson is focus of domestic violence inquiry

Judge imposes restraining order against stepmom of missing Ore. boy: no contact with her kids

Stepmom of missing Ore. boy barred from children

Father of missing Oregon boy files for divorce from boy’s stepmother, seeks restraining order

Father of missing Oregon boy leaves stepmother

Attorneys: Foibles on Facebook, other social networks making divorce cases oh so easy

Divorce lawyers: Facebook tops in online evidence

Judge finalizes divorce of basketball star Dwyane Wade

Judge finalizes divorce of Dwyane Wade

CHICAGO — An Illinois judge has finalized the contentious divorce of Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade, though the messy fight isn’t over.

Hire a hit man, lose the house: Calif. bill would ensure that murderous spouses don’t profit

Calif. bill would target spouses who hire hit men

Trials of Jesse: With civil and family cases, Jesse James becoming frequent court figure

Trials of Jesse: Biker to be frequent court figure

New York money manager Chimay accused of fraud arrested in North Carolina

Money manager arrested, accused of fraud

WASHINGTON — Authorities arrested Friday a money manager accused of defrauding people by promoting investments he claimed were linked to the royal Chimay family of Belgium.

SEC accuses money manager of fraud in investments claimed linked to royal family of Belgium

SEC accuses money manager Chimay of fraud

WASHINGTON — Federal regulators on Friday filed civil fraud charges against a money manager they accuse of bilking people by promoting investments he claimed were linked to the royal Chimay family of Belgium.

Gary Coleman’s ex-wife petitions Utah court to be named administrator of his estate

Gary Coleman’s ex-wife seeks estate

SALT LAKE CITY — The ex-wife of Gary Coleman filed a petition on Thursday in a Utah court to be appointed as the special administrator of the former child actor’s estate.

Calif. mother finds daughter on Facebook after 15-year search; father arrested for kidnapping

Calif. mother finds abducted daughter on Facebook

Hearing on possible Sheen deal delayed; prosecutors want time to work out ‘finer points’

Hearing on possible Sheen deal delayed until July

US prosecutors say former FBI agent used position to help pro golfer Greg Norman

Prosecutors: Ex-FBI man used job to aid pro golfer

Attorney: Sheen agrees to plead guilty to misdemeanor, do jail time while working at theater

Lawyer: Sheen to plead guilty to misdemeanor

20 years after contract killing, NYC widow gets up to 36 years in prison for husband’s death

NYC widow gets prison for 1990 contract killing

NYC widow gets up to 36 years in prison for husband’s 1990 contract killing

NY widow gets prison for 1990 contract slaying

NYC woman gets 12-36 years in prison for arranging 1990 contract killing of her husband

NY widow sentenced to prison in contract slaying

Gary Coleman’s former manager says star’s parents are seeking custody of his remains

Gary Coleman’s parents seek custody of his remains

Hospital: Gary Coleman’s partner had authority to remove him from life support

Hospital: Coleman’s partner had medical authority

Utah attorney says Gary Coleman and wife Shannon Price divorced in 2008

Attorney says Gary Coleman, wife divorced in 2008

Man kills 3 judges, himself in central China court shooting spree

Man kills 3 judges, himself in China court

NJ woman who has MS and uses wheelchair charged with killing husband; couple planned divorce

NJ woman with MS charged with killing husband

2 murders, 2 assaults, 500 stolen items of women’s underwear: Canadian pilot becomes suspect

Canada top commander charged with murder, assault

Mother of Utah boy whose body was found in canyon may also be charged with murder

Mother of slain Utah boy may face murder charge

Formal charges expected in slaying of Utah boy; court hearings set for mother, stepfather

Formal charges expected in death of Utah boy

Florida divorce papers: Dad of 4-year-old boy slain in Utah worried he wouldn’t see son again

Divorce papers detail fears of slain boy’s father

Fla. judge: Dad of boy, 4, slain in Utah shouldn’t blame self; divorce case called routine

Judge: Divorce case of slain boy’s parents routine

Ill. judge orders Dwyane Wade’s wife taken into custody for not showing up at divorce hearing

Judge orders Dwyane Wade’s wife taken into custody

Legal limbo: a look at married same-sex couples in states that don’t recognize such unions

For same-sex couples, a patchwork of marriage laws

Snapshots of some cases of Catholic Church transferring or moving priests accused of abuse

Snapshots of Catholic priests accused of abuse

Judge settles key issues in divorce case of ‘desperately ill’ Dennis Hopper

Judge settles key issues in Hopper divorce case

Friend: NY mother accused of killing autistic son driven ‘crazy’ by inability to cure him

Friend: NY mom had obsessed over dead son’s autism