A new concept will soon arrive in the United States: Divorce Hotels.
Check in married, check out single.
A Divorce Hotel is when a couple have decided to divorce and would like to make the process as quick as possible. They check into a luxury hotel which offers a ‘divorce suite’ (separate rooms of course!) where they have everything they need to get the process underway: lawyers, mediators, and psychologists. If both parties are keen to make a clean and quick break, the divorce proceedings happen within 3 days. The cost for this service is anywhere between $3,500-$10,000 depending on the complexity of the assets and child custody.
In the U.S one in two marriages end in divorce. Many of those divorces can take months even years to come to a close. After seeing a good friend go through a terrible divorce, Dutch Businessman Jim Halfens decided that there needed to be a way to make divorce easier on all parties involved.
So far, this method has proven successful in the Netherlands. According to The New York Times, 16 out of 17 couples who’ve checked in have successfully left with divorce papers ready.
Do you believe that the concept of ‘Divorce Hotel’ will put an end to messy, long and drawn out divorces?