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Political dispute may have contributed to Scaramucci divorce

Politics has long been a realm of vigorous contention, both here in Mississippi and nationally. But, it seems to many people that the past few years have been remarkably fractious, with political arguments often cropping up at work and family gatherings. Although in many cases people end arguments by simply agreeing to disagree, there are other times when a political disagreement can have serious repercussions for a couple's relationship.

One example of political differences ending a marriage may be unfolding right now in the life of a recent member of the Trump Administration. Anthony Scaramucci recently became the communication director at the White House, but that only lasted for a few days. Mere days after he took the job, his wife, Deidre Ball, reportedly filed for divorce. An anonymous source apparently told a reporter that Ball felt that Scaramucci was too ambitious in pursuing his new job. Ball and Scaramucci have been married for three years and have two children, according to reports.

Reports also indicate that political differences may also have played a role in this marriage hitting the rocks. Although Ball has supported and contributed to both Democratic and Republican candidates in the past, she is reportedly not a fan of President Trump and was said to be dismayed at her husband's new role in Trump's administration.

In this age of extreme political polarization, one of the casualties could be people's marriages. In a situation like Ball and Scaramucci's, spousal support, child support and child custody could emerge as issues. Many family law hurdles could be ahead for this couple.

Source: The Hill, "Scaramucci's wife files for divorce," Judy Kurtz, July 28, 2017

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