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

Hristina Byrnes

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Alabama
> Avg. cost of divorce without children: $12,500 (23rd lowest)
> Avg. cost of divorce with children: $18,800 (22nd lowest)
> Avg. divorce filing fee: $150 – $300
> Cost of living: 13.3% less than the national average
> Median household income: $49,861 (6th lowest)
> Divorced population: 12.4% (12th highest)

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Alaska
> Avg. cost of divorce without children: $13,100 (20th highest)
> Avg. cost of divorce with children: $19,600 (22nd highest)
> Avg. divorce filing fee: $150
> Cost of living: 4.4% greater than the national average
> Median household income: $74,346 (8th highest)
> Divorced population: 11.3% (25th highest)

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Arizona
> Avg. cost of divorce without children: $13,000 (22nd highest)
> Avg. cost of divorce with children: $19,500 (23rd highest)
> Avg. divorce filing fee: $158 – $353
> Cost of living: 3.6% less than the national average
> Median household income: $59,246 (24th lowest)
> Divorced population: 12.2% (15th highest)

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Arkansas
> Avg. cost of divorce without children: $11,100 (11th lowest)
> Avg. cost of divorce with children: $16,700 (12th lowest)
> Avg. divorce filing fee: $130 – $170
> Cost of living: 13.5% less than the national average
> Median household income: $47,062 (3rd lowest)
> Divorced population: 13.1% (5th highest)

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California
> Avg. cost of divorce without children: $17,500 (the highest)
> Avg. cost of divorce with children: $26,300 (the highest)
> Avg. divorce filing fee: $435
> Cost of living: 14.8% greater than the national average
> Median household income: $75,277 (6th highest)
> Divorced population: 9.2% (5th lowest)

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