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Opposites attract? That used to be the saying, but this idea doesn’t necessarily fly if, in your marriage, one of you is a Democrat and one of you is a Republican. In the current polarizing environment, differing political views have been leading to Michigan divorces… left and right.

Love and Politics

A study conducted at Yale University examined the voter registration records of over 18 million couples and found that “mixed” political marriages are not uncommon. While 70% of married couples were made of pairs with the same political affiliation, 30% were a mixed-party relationship.

There are some high-profile couples who have made their differences work for decades, like Mary Matalin and James Carville, Republican and Democratic political consultants, respectively. Then there is a couple like Kellyanne Conway, righthand woman to Donald Trump during most of his campaign and presidency, and her husband George Conway. George is a registered Republican, but he has loudly opposed the antics of Trump through his entire term, unapologetically in direct opposition to his wife. He is the founder of the Lincoln Project, a political action committed dedicated to defeating Trumpism. They’re still married – for now.

While some couples may thrive on their differences and even be united because of the political discourse, plenty more are torn apart by their political divide.

Moving Beyond Liberalism and Conservatism

It’s not just politics that are causing problems now, but all the issues surrounding politics that are being flamed by the war between liberals and conservatives. Black Lives Matter, abortion rights, gay marriage, immigration, and mask-wearing are matters that voters have deep gut feelings about. When your opinion is not the same opinion of the person with whom you share a marriage, that could lead to disaster.

The open-minded among us may, in the past, have stuck it out with a person because of all their other wonderful characteristics. They may have been willing to set aside their political leanings. But the heated society in which we now live has made politics front and center. If you don’t have an opinion these days and if you’re not willing to defend it, some might question whether you’re a true American.

Even if you can look past fundamental political differences, your partner may not be capable of such generosity. One-half of a couple can’t make a marriage work. Politics has become a tipping point in love.

Can You Avoid a Michigan Divorce If Your Politics Differ?

If you want to avoid a Michigan divorce, you can start by dating people who share your beliefs. Dating apps like Bumble and have set up party preference indicators for dating profiles so along with checking the box for “tall” and “love cats” you can choose your political preference. Or you could register with a dating site specifically designated for people on the right, or people on the left.

When you’re already hitched though and suddenly politics become the hot-button issue in your marriage, you can find yourself facing unpleasant existential questions, worrying about whether your spouse is a terrible person because of his or her beliefs. Worrying that your children will grow up to think like “them.”

If the great political divide has brought your marriage to the brink and you cannot develop a mutual respect for your differing beliefs, contact Femminineo Attorneys in Macomb County to schedule your free consultation.


What makes us the right divorce attorneys for you?

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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