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The city of Lausanne is hosting what the organisers term Switzerland's very first divorce fair.

This content was published on May 31, 2008 minutes

One in two marriages now end in divorce, but according to those in charge of the event, not every couple is well prepared for the modalities.

The two-day "Finding a new start together" fair brings together services, advice and information – including lawyers - for couples thinking of separation, those who are already living apart or people who live alone.

Therapy services and spa treatments are also showcased.

Experts say divorce is on the rise in Switzerland. In 2006 the divorce rate stood at 52.7 per cent, compared with 11 per cent in 1964. This roughly corresponds to the European Union average.

Under Swiss law, which was eased in 1999, a person wanting to file for divorce has to wait two years from the time of separation.

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