Special Report

Most Expensive States to Get a Divorce

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5. Texas
> Avg. cost of a divorce: $15,600
> Avg. cost with children: $23,500
> Divorced population (15 and older): 10.6% (16th lowest)
> Cost of living: 3.1% less than average (24th highest)

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4. Massachusetts
> Avg. cost of a divorce: $15,900
> Avg. cost with children: $23,900
> Divorced population (15 and older): 9.5% (6th lowest)
> Cost of living: 7.8% more than average (7th highest)

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3. Delaware
> Avg. cost of a divorce: $16,200
> Avg. cost with children: $24,300
> Divorced population (15 and older): 10.9% (21st lowest)
> Cost of living: 0.2% more than average (14th highest)

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2. New York
> Avg. cost of a divorce: $17,100
> Avg. cost with children: $25,600
> Divorced population (15 and older): 8.7% (2nd lowest)
> Cost of living: 15.6% more than average (2nd highest)

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1. California
> Avg. cost of a divorce: $17,500
> Avg. cost with children: $26,300
> Divorced population (15 and older): 9.3% (5th lowest)
> Cost of living: 14.4% more than average (3rd highest)

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