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PORTLAND -- A judge ruled the District Attorney's Office can't intervene in the divorce proceedings between Kaine and Terri Horman Friday afternoon.

The DA's office was worried interviews in the divorce case could jeopardize an ongoing criminal investigation.

Background: Terri Horman wants DA to stay out of divorce

The divorce, which focuses on key issues including a psychological exam and deposition for Terri, and visitation for the couple's 4-year-old daughter Kiara is expected to drag on into next year.

Kaine, who was not present Friday, filed for divorce and a restraining order against Terri in late June, 2010. He said police believe his wife had approached the family landscaper offering money if he would killKaine.

Terri, who was in court Friday for the second straight hearing, has not been charged in the case.

Kaine's son, Kyron Horman, went missing from Skyline Elementary School on June 4, 2010, and investigators said at the time that Terri was the last person to see him before the disappearance. She has also been a focus of the missing person investigation, but never named as a suspect.

Complete coverage: The search for Kyron Horman

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