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Would you consider checking out of marriage at a divorce hotel?

The Gideon Putnam Resort & Spa is a place where married couples can go to experience candlelit dinners, time by a crackling fire, spa treatments and a divorce.

Yes, you read that right, this romantic resort in Saratoga Springs, New York is also known as a DivorceHotel, where guests check in as married and check out as divorce, or almost divorced.

In its report on the divorce package offered by the resort, the New York Post said the entire package costs $5,000, and in addition to each getting a lawyer for each party and a mediator to help with the divorce settlement, the parties also reportedly get separate room accommodations for two nights, and a welcome basket filled with goodies like wine and dark chocolate.

The idea for DivorceHotel came from a Dutch company. The Post reported that the Gideon Putnam Resort & Spa is the first in the United States to offer the services and began doing so in September 2014. Since then, only four couples have signed up for the divorce package and that's probably for good reason.

While it is nice to think that a divorce can be settled and finalized over the course of a weekend at a resort and spa, that simply isn't a reality for many cases, especially high-asset ones. Divorce cases can be very complicated and putting pressure on the parties to settle everything in just a couple of days can lead to serious oversights.

For one, the package does not appear to allow the parties to choose their own attorneys, which is an important part of the pre-divorce process. Secondly, it doesn't allow very much time for discovery and the exchange of financial information, which could allow spouses to hide assets and income.

Additionally, since all divorces need to be approved by the court before being considered final the theory behind the DivorceHotel is somewhat misleading as it would be nearly impossible for a couple to leave the resort legally divorced without a judge signing off on the agreement.

Nonetheless, it is an interesting concept and may work in cases with few assets and issues.

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