According to research, couples in California and across the nation are getting divorced or breaking up over politics. The data showed that about 10 percent of all couples were getting divorced or otherwise ending their relationship due to arguments centered around politics, particularly around the topic of President Trump.
Although breaking up over finances is still a common occurrence, there is evidence to suggest that, within the last six months, politics have become another sticking point for many married and unmarried couples. The survey, which was conducted by Wakefield Research, involved 1,000 participants. Based on the responses, researchers found that about 24 percent of Americans who were in a relationship or were married found themselves disagreeing with their partner or spouse more than ever when the topic of politics came up. Further, 22 percent of the participants personally knew a couple whose marriage or relationship suffered due to disagreements surrounding politics.
A divorce attorney based out of New York agreed with the results of the study, noting that she personally has seen couples who were getting divorced as a result of political arguments. In fact, many of the couples who are getting divorced or are ending their relationship have noted that President Trump is specifically to blame.
Because California is a no-fault divorce state, people can end their marriage for any reason they see fit. This includes disagreements regarding political ideologies. However, the actual divorce process can be particularly complex, especially if the former couple has children or they have obtained a large amount of property during the course of their marriage. If the former couple cannot come to an agreement on a divorce settlement on their own, a family law attorney could assist with dividing marital property and negotiating a parenting plan.