Would You Go On Vacation To Get Divorced
People come up with some pretty crazy ideas in business sometimes to stand out from the crowd. I listened to a Podcast today of an attorney who helps people get divorced through mediation. But with one twist. They go on vacation to a destination of their choice to complete their divorce.
The attorney Tracey Rosswurm out of Fort Wayne, Indiana says this is a cost effective way to get through the divorce process. At the very least it is getting her some attention. Heck, she was interviewed by a radio show and now I am writing about it.
Here is how it works. The couples decide that they would rather mediate their divorce rather than going to court. They decide on a destination that they would enjoy and go there along with the attorney.
The idea is that you are in a nice place without the daily distractions of life. You can focus on the issues of the divorce at hand and there is nowhere to go.
So what about the cost. The attorney says that the costs of the “destination divorce” is much less than that of going to court. That would be true if the divorce ever ended up in court in the first place. But certainly, mediation is more cost effective than both spouses hiring an attorney.
I think there will only be a few people that would choose to do this. It is hard for me to wrap my head around this idea. If I were going through a divorce, I would not want to ruin some vacation destination that I love by leaving memories of being there for finalizing a divorce.
I would love to hear your comments on this. Would you go on vacation to get divorced? Do you think this is a sustainable business model or a short lived marketing ploy?