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This Is How Much It Costs to Get Divorced in Every State

Hristina Byrnes

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Virginia
> Avg. cost of divorce without children: $14,500 (9th highest)
> Avg. cost of divorce with children: $21,800 (9th highest)
> Avg. divorce filing fee: $100 – $200
> Cost of living: 2.1% greater than the national average
> Median household income: $72,577 (10th highest)
> Divorced population: 10.2% (12th lowest)

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Washington
> Avg. cost of divorce without children: $13,400 (17th highest)
> Avg. cost of divorce with children: $20,100 (18th highest)
> Avg. divorce filing fee: $314
> Cost of living: 6.4% greater than the national average
> Median household income: $74,073 (9th highest)
> Divorced population: 11.5% (24th highest)

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West Virginia
> Avg. cost of divorce without children: $10,400 (5th lowest)
> Avg. cost of divorce with children: $15,600 (6th lowest)
> Avg. divorce filing fee: $135 – $185
> Cost of living: 13.0% less than the national average
> Median household income: $44,097 (the lowest)
> Divorced population: 13.8% (3rd highest)

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Wisconsin
> Avg. cost of divorce without children: $11,300 (14th lowest)
> Avg. cost of divorce with children: $16,900 (15th lowest)
> Avg. divorce filing fee: $180 – $220
> Cost of living: 7.6% less than the national average
> Median household income: $60,773 (23rd highest)
> Divorced population: 10.8% (17th lowest)

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Wyoming
> Avg. cost of divorce without children: $11,400 (17th lowest)
> Avg. cost of divorce with children: $17,200 (16th lowest)
> Avg. divorce filing fee: $70
> Cost of living: 4.8% less than the national average
> Median household income: $61,584 (20th highest)
> Divorced population: 12.7% (9th highest)

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