Trying to decide whether you want a divorce?
Does the answer turn solely on finances?
The British government apparently believes that it does.
And has accordingly developed a controversial resource to assist residents of England and Wales with “running the numbers” (under English and Welsh law) to aid English and Welsh spouses in coming to a decision.
The “divorce calculator” may beat tossing a coin.
And it may actually be a great help to separating spouses in projecting post-breakup budgets.
But the divorce calculator also may be lacking in insight into what truly motivates spouses to divorce and how all the variables are weighed in the decisionmaking process.
Regardless, the calculator has quite a few Brits up in arms.