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‘Divorce Hotel’ to help couples separate during two-day stay

A Dutch entrepreneur has offered couples the chance of a weekend getaway in a hotel wherein he will help them finalise their divorce.

world Updated: May 29, 2012 23:55 IST

A Dutch entrepreneur has offered couples the chance of a weekend getaway in a hotel wherein he will help them finalise their divorce.

Jim Halfen’s ‘Divorce Hotel’ helps pairs intent on splitting up to get quick divorces by staying for two days in their accommodation and coming out as two all-but-separated people.

The Netherlands-based firm aims to talk couples through alimony, splitting assets, visitation rights for children and any other outstanding marital issues to help finalise a divorce.

Their two-day process of drawing together documentation by having the two parties, lawyers, and mediators all in the same hotel for a weekend aims to fasten the process, which can normally take weeks or months.

The concept was created by Halfens, whose website says the company offers “an affordable 5-star divorce made-to-measure”.

Halfens uses high-end hotels around the country, putting up the couple in separate rooms (if they wish) and providing mediators and legal advice for a set fee.

Once the divorcing couple leave the hotel at the end of their stay, the only thing left to do is show the agreement to a judge, as required in Dutch law, which can take a couple of weeks.

It then ensures both parties’ wellbeing during the stay.