Divorce Hotel: Couples Check In For Weekend Getaway And Leave With Divorce Papers

05/30/2012 03:23 pm ET | Updated May 30, 2012

Need a quick getaway... and a permanent vacation from your spouse?

At Divorce Hotel in the Netherlands, unhappy married couples check into separate rooms, then spend the weekend meeting with lawyers, mediators and divorce specialists, WPIX-TV reports. They are presented with divorce papers when they check out.

Now, the Dutch entrepreneur behind the hotel hopes to bring his concept to U.S, the local news station reports.

Though it's just an idea stateside, seventeen couples have checked into the hotel's location in the Netherlands, with all but one completing the divorce process. The packages cost couples $2,500 to $10,000, depending on complexities of their financial arrangements and whether or not they have children.

“People are very interested because what we’re doing is so unique,” Divorce Hotel founder Jim Halfens told ABC News Tuesday. “At first, you’re very angry with each other but there’s one moment when you say, ‘Let’s do this in a positive way.’ That’s when you come to us and we’ll do it fast.”

Halfens isn't the only one cashing in on the divorce process. Last month, Mexican law firm Abogados Postulantes en Sociedad introduced its Libera Pass divorce gift card, which can be purchased at the grocery store and gifted to friends in bad marriages.

For more on the Divorce Hotel and other vacation destinations that cater to divorcees, click through the slideshow below:

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