Most Expensive States to Get Divorced

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5. New Jersey
> Average cost of divorce: $15,600
> Average attorney fee: $12,300 (6th highest)
> Court filing fee: $300 (14th highest)
> Divorce rate: 2.8 per 1,000 residents (17th lowest)

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4. Massachusetts
> Average cost of divorce: $15,900
> Average attorney fee: $12,600 (4th highest)
> Court filing fee: $200 (24th highest)
> Divorce rate: 2.6 per 1,000 residents (8th lowest)

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3. Delaware
> Average cost of divorce: $16,200
> Average attorney fee: $12,800 (3rd highest)
> Court filing fee: $160 (15th lowest)
> Divorce rate: 3.1 per 1,000 residents (25th lowest)

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2. New York
> Average cost of divorce: $17,100
> Average attorney fee: $13,500 (2nd highest)
> Court filing fee: $314 (9th highest)
> Divorce rate: 2.7 per 1,000 residents (14th lowest)

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1. California
> Average cost of divorce: $17,500
> Average attorney fee: $13,800 (the highest)
> Court filing fee: $435 (the highest)
> Divorce rate: N/A