The Wall Street Journal (sub. required) reports on a potentially useful tool for divorcing couples who can keep cool heads and focus on the numbers (which, along with children, is one of the two key issues splitting couples must address).
Economist Laurence Kotlikoff, who the Journal reports is finalizing his own divorce, offers a planning tool at FairDivorceDecisions.com that allows couples to see the consequences of various settlements they might pursue. Kotlikoff’s website claims the outcomes his software produces has helped unhappy partners decide whether to stay or go and how to plan their exits.  For sure, divorcing couples do well to understand the consequences of their proposed financial settlements before they sign.

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