Vienna is to host what organisers have dubbed the world's first "divorce fair" this month, aimed at couples whose wedding dreams have turned sour and who need help in untying the knot as painlessly as possible. At the October 27-28 event, would-be divorcees can consult, anonymously if they wish, a whole host of lawyers and mediators on their rights and obligations, and seek advice on frequently difficult questions, such as alimony and child access. They can also consult experts on how best to organise their new post-married lives. Nearly 50 percent of all marriages in Austria end in divorce -- the figure is 66 percent in Vienna -- and the two-day fair is being held under the motto: "Start your life afresh". Organisers are hoping it will bloom into a twice-yearly event. Up to 20 exhibitors have so far registered, not only lawyers and mediators, but also estate agents, life-crisis experts and -- reflecting the messier side of divorce -- private detective firms and DNA laboratories offering paternity tests. The archdiocese of the city of Vienna will also have a stand, as will a company offering package holidays for freshly divorced people. There will also be a series of lectures ranging from a children's view of divorce to single-parenting. Source: AFPLIN /J << Fear of Impending Food Shortage Grips Northern Nigeria African Countries Making Vital Progress in Preventing Child ... >> Recommended Reading Life Stress Test | Life Stressor Chart Take Life Stress Test (Life Stressor Chart) to check your stress level. Follow relaxation techniques and know how to relieve stress. Learn how to prevent stress using life stress test. READ MORE Italy's Divorce Rate Jumps 74 Percent in 10 Years The divorce rate in predominantly Roman Catholic Italy catapaulted 74 percent between 1995 and 2005, a new study by the national statistics institute said Tuesday. READ MORE Divorce Leaves Women Significantly Worse Off Financially Than Men A new study has found that after divorce, women are considerably worse off money-wise as compared to men. READ MORE Mills Rejects Macca's £20m Divorce Settlement Offer Sir Paul McCartney has offered 20 million pounds to his estranged wife Heather Mills in divorce settlement, but the latter is adamantly demanding 50 million pounds, if reports are to be believed. READ MORE Divorce: Pros and Cons Divorce can be traumatic for children and create a sense of insecurity amongst them. Couples should realize that joined parenting is important even after divorce. READ MORE How to Handle Depression and Stress while Going Through a Divorce? Divorce or breakup can be stressful and cause anxiety, depression and panic. Simple ways can help you deal with depression triggered by loss of marriage. READ MORE How to Save your marriage You can save your marriage - even when your partner insists on a divorce. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Vent Forte (Theophylline) Sanatogen Find a Hospital More News on: How to Save your marriageDivorce: Pros and ConsHow to Handle Depression and Stress while Going Through a Divorce?