Are Political Differences Enough To End Your Marriage?

| Feb 10, 2017 | Divorce |

From simply falling out of love to disagreements over financial matters, there are many reasons for pursuing a divorce. It should come as no surprise that politics is one of them, especially in these contentious times.

An article from Reuters tells the story of a Democrat who filed for divorce from her husband after learning of his vote for Donald Trump.

Trump Vote Ends A 22-Year Marriage

The wife, a 73-year-old self-professed “Democrat leaning toward socialist” always knew her husband leaned toward the right. However, when she learned of his vote for Donald Trump, she considered it enough of a betrayal that she decided to file for divorce and bring the 22-year marriage to a close.

This Is Not An Isolated Incident

This may seem like a unique incident, but the fact is that political beliefs have always been divisive. They frequently lead to the breakdown of relationships between friends, family members and even significant others.

According to a poll from Reuters/Ipsos, this election in particular has led to substantial problems, with 30 percent of those surveyed saying that they completely ended a relationship over a recent political disagreement.

Divorce Is A Big Step

Politics are important, but divorce is a big step. Regardless of your reason for considering this path, it is worth discussing the matter with an experienced attorney. Your attorney can answer your questions about the process, clarify your options and let you know the potential outcomes. You can go into this decision armed with the information you need to ensure that you are making the best choice for you and your family.

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