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politics-and-divorceYou may have seen a television story or magazine article profiling the marriage of political opposites. Most of these tales are positive, showing couples who have learned to live together and love each other despite their difference. But not everyone is James Carville and Mary Matalin, who have somehow managed to keep their marriage together even with their incredibly different political views. The tumult of the current election season has affected people greatly, and while political differences may not ultimately be what leads to divorce, holding drastically different beliefs than a spouse could be enough to collapse an already fragile union.

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Keeping the Peace in Marriage

This year’s general presidential election race has been, to say the least, heated. Couples who are divided in their political views are no doubt hard-pressed to avoid the issues that are staring everyone in the face. Perhaps it’s a fundamental conservative vs. liberal argument in your household. Maybe you differ greatly on your opinion of abortion, gun control, gay marriage, or taxes. Whatever the hot-button issue is, you may be better off avoiding that topic entirely.

When voting day comes, if you think your spouse will divorce you because of which box you marked, you may be better off keeping your voting choice to yourself.

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Take Heart

Differing with your spouse in your political leanings does not spell certain doom. Your political views ideally came up in conversations before you made it legal, so you knew what you were getting into. But here’s the thing – people change. Major life changes or experiences can suddenly shift your opinion about one political issue or another. Whether it’s having children, the death of a loved one, or a legal entanglement, people are entitled to change their minds.

But here is what’s important to remember: Your political views do not necessarily define what you deep-down believe is right and what is wrong. Your moral code may run parallel to the values of your spouse, even if one of you is a Democrat and one is a Republican. And political differences do not automatically mean that you are incompatible – differences are good for couples, if you can respect that you don’t gel in every way.

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Staying Together Through Political Differences

When political differences start to take a toll on your marriage, it may be time to invite a marriage therapist into your midst. Chances are, these rifts signal that you have deeper communication issues which are no doubt interfering in many areas of your marriage, not just in discussions about politics.

Are you able to have major disagreements with your spouse and agree to disagree? Do your conversations turn antagonistic or disrespectful? If you answer yes to either of these questions, chances are you don’t respect your spouse’s opinions. And that’s where the problem lies. The matter of respecting opinions should flow through all aspects of a marriage, not just the political element.

Stick to the facts. Share your ideas. Don’t try to change minds. Listen. Don’t try to win every discussion as though it’s an argument. Keep your emotions out of it. Put the rest of your relationship first and keep politics on the back burner. Understand your spouse’s beliefs and respect them – but that doesn’t mean you have to agree with them. November 8 is only a few weeks away – hold your tongue until then.

Is your marriage at a darker point than just a few disagreements about politics? Are you concerned about how your ex’s political beliefs are clouding your children’s opinions about their education, community, and upbringing? Contact a divorce attorney at Femminineo Attorneys, PLLC in Mt. Clemens, Michigan, to discuss your situation.

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Family Law Expertise

Most lawyers are in a general practice and do some of everything. One of our main focuses is on Family law and being expert at divorce, custody and support matters.

Strong Relationships

We are in court daily, working with the family court judges, their staff and clerks, the Friend of the Court office, the Bar Association and other attorneys working in this area. We pride ourselves on fighting hard for our clients while working well with everyone.


Our extensive experience and strong relationship with the courts and our peers leads many judges and attorneys to hire us to act as Mediators in other Family Law cases. Make no mistake; having a strong working relationship with the court can have a massive impact on your case. Unlike most attorneys, we have no fear of the court room and are in trial regularly against the best in the business. We see the judges every week and maintain strong ties with their staff.

We Care

Although every attorney can “handle” your case, Femminineo Attorneys cares about you and your family. We work extremely hard to keep this difficult process civil and to shelter your children from as much of the negative facets as possible.


Once your case is concluded, we will be there to help you with any post-judgment problems that may arise.


Everyone’s financial situation is different and we work with our clients to formulate a fee arrangement that works within your means.


We have handled every possible situation involving domestic law. We will do everything possible to wrap up your case in a timely manner, avoiding delays that cause unnecessary legal fees.


When your case cannot be easily solved, we will fight hard and use all of our resources to win. Unlike most attorneys, we have no fear of the court room and we regularly win cases against the best in the business at trial.

Expert Staff

Unlike many attorneys who have a part-time typist and work 30 hours a week, we have an expert staff available all day long to assist you and provide immediate service.

Personal Service

At Femminineo Attorneys, your case will be handled by an experienced family law attorney. Each of our attorneys in our family law division has many years of experience in handling family law matters.

We encourage you to see these differences for yourself and call today to speak with one of our partners or schedule a free consultation at our office.

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