A couple went to a marriage counsellor after a massive argument and decided it was the best if they got divorced.
“So,” said the counsellor, “You know that when you part you must divide your property equally.”
The wife flared up: “You mean the $4,000 I have saved up? I must give him half? My money?”
“Yes,” said the counsellor. “He gets $2,000. You get $2,000.”
“What about my furniture? I paid for that.” the wife asked.
“Same thing,” answered the counsellor. “Your husband gets the bedroom and the living room; you get the dining room and the kitchen.”
There was a challenging gleam in the wife’s eye, “What about our three children?” she asked.
That stumped him. Shrewdly he assessed the situation and came up with a Solomonic answer: “Go back and live together until your fourth
child is born. Then you take two children and your husband takes two.”
The wife shook her head and said: “No, I’m sure that wouldn’t work out. If I depended on him, I wouldn’t have the three I got.”