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Jim Halfens
Jim Halfens, CEO of DivorceHotel is a divorce specialist whose innovative concept spread around the world like a wild fire. In his hotels couples separate over a weekend, not years. It’s Jims personal mission to make divorce procedures less complicated, less painful, more positive and cost effective. He does weekly talk shows on the Radio and TV and is frequently interviewed for magazines and newspapers. Besides running his business with enthusiastic partners, he is writing a new book as we speak, working on an original DivorceHotel TV series with a major US network and writes divorce blogs during his spare time.

Entries by Jim Halfens

Divorcing Parents Should Share the Nest

(0) Comments | Posted November 26, 2014 | 12:07 PM

As the brainchild and CEO of DivorceHotel I get invited all over the world to discuss our new 'one-weekend' divorce solution in talk shows and radio broadcasts. Especially the start of DivorceHotel in The United States triggered an explosion of interview requests from all over the world. All these invitations...

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Why Celebrities Should Opt for Fast Mediation When Divorcing

(2) Comments | Posted October 21, 2014 | 12:18 PM

It's just three years ago when I personally invited Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore to settle their divorce over a weekend in one of our DivorceHotels in order to avoid a never ending process. In the end they didn't take me up on my offer and as it...

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Divorce Industry Benefits Financially from Making Divorces Too Complicated

(0) Comments | Posted August 12, 2014 | 10:33 AM

Last month, I was invited to join a panel discussion about the complexity of divorces. After this discussion I was once again shocked about how complex the ideas of some professionals are on this topic. On the day in question, I met some lawyers of whom I am certain that...

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Love Can Make You Blind

(0) Comments | Posted June 10, 2014 | 6:16 AM

Couples who decide to get married are usually focused on their romantic future. Maybe that is where the saying 'love makes us blind' comes from. But before you decide to get married it is smart to think at least about the consequences. Shall you marry in community of property, or...

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It's Too Easy to Marry!

(6) Comments | Posted April 3, 2014 | 2:28 PM

Yes, it may sound awkward, but after having settled quite some divorces for younger couples in the past weeks, I would like to share some thoughts with you, because I think for some people it's about time to see marriage in a different perspective.

I often receive a lot...

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10 Things to Remember When You are Getting a Divorce

(1) Comments | Posted February 25, 2014 | 3:35 PM

Every divorce is unique and can be very complicated. Nevertheless, there are some points that can be useful in general and can be applicable in almost every divorce case. Often people ask me, "what you would avoid in a divorce procedure?" I have to say that I could easily make...

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Let's Talk About Your Relationship Resolutions for 2014!

(0) Comments | Posted January 21, 2014 | 2:54 PM

Ok it is a bit late, but never too late to discuss your resolutions! During my holidays I had some time to think about all the divorce cases I had successfully finished the last years. When couples come to me, they come for a divorce solution and it is in...

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Help, My Grandparents Are Getting a Divorce!

(3) Comments | Posted November 26, 2013 | 11:09 AM

The perfect picture of the happily married grandparents is rapidly changing. More and more seniors are divorcing at a later age and these numbers are increasing fast, in the U.S. as well as in Europe. In DivorceHotel, we too experience an increase in the number of senior divorces.


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4 Reasons Why Delaying a Divorce Procedure Is Like Creating a Time Bomb

(5) Comments | Posted October 27, 2013 | 6:51 PM

The expression 'time is money' is very relevant and true, especially when it comes to divorce procedures. In general, where money is involved procedures can get complicated and situations can get heated up. Every hour of delay is also directly connected to the hourly fee of a professional. Think for...

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Holidays Are Over and so Is Your Marriage, Too...

(2) Comments | Posted September 9, 2013 | 5:34 PM

At Divorce Hotel, we have noticed an increase of divorce requests after the holiday seasons are over. In our case this literally means that people change their holiday hotel for our Divorce Hotel. You could ask yourself why people still go on vacation with someone they might consider divorcing. What...

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Does 50 Percent Who Say Yes to Marriage Also Say Yes to a Future Divorce?

(9) Comments | Posted August 6, 2013 | 11:30 AM

The subject of divorce is unfortunately a heavy one in every society and we have dealt with it in the same way for years and years. There are so little revolutionary and new thoughts or solutions regarding this topic. It sometimes is like you're talking about an embarrassing disease you...

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Divorce Rituals That May Support You Finalizing Your Marriage

(0) Comments | Posted June 27, 2013 | 10:35 AM

A part of the DivorceHotel procedure is to end the process with a last positive and special moment. These special moments of action we decided to call 'divorce rituals.' Just before your life as a single person starts we will ask you to share something with your 'soon to be...

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5 Tips for a Easier, Quicker and More Cost-Effective Divorce

(1) Comments | Posted May 28, 2013 | 3:21 PM

Over the last few years I have helped a lot of people with their divorces. When I ask my clients what frustrates them most in a divorce procedure, I always get the same answer. "You never know when it Starts, when it Ends and what it Costs." I call it...

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The Story Behind the Start of "DivorceHotel"

(1) Comments | Posted May 1, 2013 | 10:44 AM

When we started DivorceHotel we never expected our concept would be famous within a couple of years. We had a smooth business start and got to work with enthusiastic clients whom were willing to try out our new innovative concept. We now receive requests to help people settle their divorces...

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