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Hate Your Sister-in-Law? Introducing the 'Divorce Gift Voucher'

This holiday season, why not give the gift that says, "I really hate your spouse?" Or perhaps, "You said you were going to leave your wife for me, so get cracking on that."

17-9-divorcevouche_1545403c Yes, you too can join the 54 other people who have already purchased divorce gift vouchers from U.K. law firm Lloyd Platt & Company. The vouchers entitle the bearer to a half-hour or hour-long couples advice session with a divorce lawyer. The vouchers start at £125 (click on the image to see a full-size version).

Proving that American divorce lawyers aren't the only ones willing to skate the line between savvy and tacky marketing tricks, the Telegraph has a report on the offer, quoting senior partner Vanessa Lloyd Platt: “The vouchers seem to appeal to an enormously widespread spectrum of people looking for that 'must have' gift for Christmas.” She said purchasers have included husbands, wives, mistresses, and people using them to suggest to friends and family members that they should get a divorce.

Ms. Lloyd Platt says that the advice touches upon "all the practical options available to them -- divorce being only one of the options.”

Posted by Bruce Carton on December 17, 2009 at 11:32 AM | Permalink | Comments (4)


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