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Divorce Fair Offers Legal Services and More

Posted Oct 26, 2007 11:50 AM CDT
By Martha Neil

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Billed as the world's first divorce fair, a two-day event in Austria this weekend will offer participants one-stop shopping for a vast array of services targeted to spouses in an unhappy marriage.

In addition to retaining a matrimonial lawyer, attendees can hire a private detective to spy on an erring spouse, sign up for DNA testing in an effort to avoid paying child support, retain a real estate agent for help finding another home and book a vacation designed for the newly separated, reports Bloomberg.

The event, which is being held at a hotel in Vienna, Austria, and will include about 20 vendors, offers private rooms near exhibit booths for any confidential communications that need to be made, the news agency notes.

Anton Barz, a 37-year-old wedding organizer came up with the idea, and is already planning additional divorce fairs. One will be held next month in Linz, Austria, and he also hopes to hold them in two German cities (Berlin and Munich) and perhaps London in the foreseeable future.

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