Special Report

Most Expensive States to Get a Divorce

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20. North Carolina
> Avg. cost of a divorce: $13,100
> Avg. cost with children: $19,700
> Divorced population (15 and older): 10.9% (21st lowest)
> Cost of living: 9.1% less than average (17th lowest)

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19. Rhode Island
> Avg. cost of a divorce: $13,200
> Avg. cost with children: $19,800
> Divorced population (15 and older): 10.6% (16th lowest)
> Cost of living: 0.4% less than average (17th highest)

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18. Utah
> Avg. cost of a divorce: $13,200
> Avg. cost with children: $19,800
> Divorced population (15 and older): 9.2% (3rd lowest)
> Cost of living: 2.7% less than average (23rd highest)

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17. Washington
> Avg. cost of a divorce: $13,400
> Avg. cost with children: $20,100
> Divorced population (15 and older): 11.9% (22nd highest)
> Cost of living: 5.5% more than average (9th highest)

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16. Missouri
> Avg. cost of a divorce: $13,500
> Avg. cost with children: $20,200
> Divorced population (15 and older): 12.6% (12th highest)
> Cost of living: 10.5% less than average (9th lowest)

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