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Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Heartbreak Hotel

USA Today brings a story that shatters the image of a romantic five star hotel:

Often, hotels are where relationships start. But now, you can end them by "checking into" a luxury Divorce Hotel, PRI's tells us.

We're not talking about a 300-room hotel filled with angry couples.

Instead, the report says, Dutch entrepreneur Jim Halfens has created the "Divorce Hotel" for couples capable of ending their marriage without lawyers during a three-day mediation process.

The process takes place in the luxury hotel of their choice.

They might check into the Hotel Karel the Fifth in Utrecht, which oozes charm and - yes - even romance, the story says. Lawyers aren't invited.


Due to differences in divorce laws, however, he says only Dutch couples can participate although he's working on launching Divorce Hotel in Germany through partners.

Read more here.


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That'a a novel idea. Hope it will be successful.

Posted by: Tulsa Divorce Lawyer | Sep 26, 2011 3:13:03 PM

I'm not real sure what to think about this one - kind of weird.

Posted by: Oklahoma City Divorce Attorneys | Oct 6, 2011 6:59:49 PM

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