Oct 31, 2016

Hillary vs. Trump: Will the Presidential Election have an Impact on Family Law?

Oct 31, 2016 - Family Law by |

Presidential Election 2016 Trump vs. Clinton & Its Family Law Impact:

As November 8th approaches, it seems like most Americans are eager for the Presidential election and its chaotic race and news cycle to be finished. We certainly don’t plan to interject political leanings or opinions into this discussion, but rather, we do think it’s important to quickly analyze whether or not the election and its result will have an impact on family law issues.

The answer is both yes and no. There’s not much of a direct impact that can be made on family law from the election. That’s because most family law legislation is handled on a state by state basis, which is why our discussions of the matter always focus on the specifics of Maryland divorce, which is where we practice and serve our clients.

That said, the indirect impact of the Presidential election on family law can actually be massive. First and foremost, consider that the winner of this election will be responsible for immediately appointing one new Supreme Court member. There could be others down the road, too.

There are many examples of how Supreme Court rulings impact family law. Look no further then when the Supreme Court ruled in favor of same sex marriage. That came in a tightly contested 5-4 ruling. Clearly the court and its members are divided and represent a swath of political leanings in this and other areas, and the new appointee may play a crucial and decisive role in upcoming rulings and decisions related to the area of family law.

Another area worth exploring is how all aspects of financial legislation, the economy, jobs, taxes, and all the rest end up impacting our personal lives, including our relationships and marriages. Financial concerns are one of the leading causes of divorce and marital troubles, and the new President and his or her policies do indeed have a huge and direct bearing here.

The legislation put into place supporting the beliefs of either party end up steering the ship of the country’s economy, and how rough those waters may be plays out in the homes of each and every one of us.

These are just a few of the areas with considering when it comes to family law and the upcoming election. With any questions or concerns, feel free to call our office at 240.395.1418 to schedule a free consultation regarding your circumstances.