In 2012, I was researching the key phrase divorce ranches on the Internet and found an interesting story in the New York Times: “Quick Getaways at the Divorce Hotel” (5/27/2012). A Netherlands entrepreneur, Jim Halfens, came up with the idea… a place where a couple checks in on a Friday, married, and checks out on a Sunday, divorced.
I was curious about what became of this idea and did a little research. Turns out, the concept is still alive. According to DivorceHotel.com, they will oversee a divorce in your office, in a hotel over the weekend, or online. And they now have offices in The Netherlands, United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and Australia.