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The Divorce Hotel

can get a quickie wedding, so why not a quickie divorce? That’s the logic
behind the Divorce Hotel, where you can check in as a couple, and check
out in two days as singles:

In the Netherlands a weekend break can become a weekend break-up
for couples hoping for a swift and cheap divorce.

It is a concept called the ‘Divorce Hotel’ and helps husbands and
wives to arrange all the necessary legal documentation to end their
marriage over the course of just two days.

They meet a mediator and series of lawyers behind closed doors
who will split assets, agree alimony payments and arrange visitation
rights – all for a fixed fee.

It is the brainchild of entrepreneur
Jim Halfens
, who said he spotted a gap in the market in a country
where the average divorce can easily run into five figures and take
months to complete.

"When they leave the hotel, all work is done," he told
Sky News.

"The only thing that happens then in Dutch law is that they
have to show the agreement to a judge in the Netherlands and that takes
a couple of weeks.

"They walk divorced out of this door and to make it official
takes a couple of weeks."

If you’re wondering, the couples mostly choose to stay in separate rooms:

Previously on Neatorama: The
Increasingly Rapid Decline of Marriage

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February 8th, 2012

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