Special Report

Most Expensive States to Get a Divorce

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45. New Mexico
> Avg. cost of a divorce: $10,700
> Avg. cost with children: $16,000
> Divorced population (15 and older): 13.3% (4th highest)
> Cost of living: 6.4% less than average (23rd lowest)

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44. South Dakota
> Avg. cost of a divorce: $10,900
> Avg. cost with children: $16,300
> Divorced population (15 and older): 11.2% (22nd lowest)
> Cost of living: 11.7% less than average (6th lowest)

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43. Kansas
> Avg. cost of a divorce: $10,900
> Avg. cost with children: $16,400
> Divorced population (15 and older): 11.4% (24th lowest)
> Cost of living: 9.5% less than average (16th lowest)

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42. Mississippi
> Avg. cost of a divorce: $11,000
> Avg. cost with children: $16,500
> Divorced population (15 and older): 11.7% (24th highest)
> Cost of living: 13.6% less than average (the lowest)

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41. Arkansas
> Avg. cost of a divorce: $11,100
> Avg. cost with children: $16,700
> Divorced population (15 and older): 13.6% (3rd highest)
> Cost of living: 13.1% less than average (3rd lowest)

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