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Politics trumps love for some couples

Research and opinions from divorce attorneys seem to show that couples in Ohio and elsewhere are ending their relationships because of the election of Donald Trump. According to one divorce attorney, this is partially attributable to narcissism or obsessive compulsive disorder. Essentially, individuals want partners who fully agree with their worldview for a relationship to work out. A study conducted by Wakefield Research found that 22 percent of respondents knew of a marriage or romantic relationship that was in trouble because of Trump's election.

The survey had 1,000 participants and took place between April 12-18. Among its other findings were that 22 percent of millennials ended their relationships because of political disagreements. Among all respondents, 10 percent said that they ended a relationship because of differing political views. Furthermore, 24 percent said that they had argued more than ever about politics since Donald Trump became president.

Those who are thinking about getting a divorce may wish to consult with an attorney prior to doing so. It may be possible to learn more about property division and how a parent can get maximum custody or visitation rights to a child. Those who were not married when their relationship ended may also benefit from talking with an attorney. Legal counsel may be able to review an existing relationship agreement to determine if it is valid.

If a married couple had a prenuptial agreement, an attorney may be able to review that as well to determine its validity. If it is, its terms will determine how certain aspects of the divorce, such as property division, are handled. Otherwise, the legal issues will be determined by a judge after litigation unless the couple can reach an agreement through negotiations or mediation.

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