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A luxurious 'final fling' at DivorceHotel

Anita Balakrishnan
Gideon Putnam Resort
Source: Gideon Putnam Resort

DivorceHotel aims to fit the entire process of divorce into a weekend—and make couples comfy when they're in Splitsville.

The company puts you up at the Gideon Putnam Resort & Spa in Saratoga Springs, New York, and offers legal and financial services for a couple's final fling.

A New York Post reporter interviewed one couple, who described splitting a bottle of red wine and getting massages between sessions with financial advisors.

Divorce and your budget
Divorce and your budget

The program costs $5,000 with accommodation and a $700-an-hour fee for the divorce lawyer's time, according to the newspaper. For simple, amicable divorces, DivorceHotel claims the condensed schedule can still be cheaper than the traditional process, which can take months and rack up $15,000 to $20,000 in fees. instructs the independent mediators who facilitate divorces to think of the end of a marriage as a new beginning. It may not be that simple for couples ending their marriage, but at least you come out with a signed agreement, and soon, a T-shirt.

Founder Jim Halfens tweeted: "@MediatorMichele just showed first @DivorceHotel goodies soon avalaible in US! Briljant! T-shirts are coming up!"