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

Hristina Byrnes

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Hawaii
> Avg. cost of divorce without children: $11,700 (19th lowest)
> Avg. cost of divorce with children: $17,500 (17th lowest)
> Avg. divorce filing fee: $215 – $265
> Cost of living: 18.5% greater than the national average
> Median household income: $80,212 (3rd highest)
> Divorced population: 9.0% (4th lowest)

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Idaho
> Avg. cost of divorce without children: $11,200 (13th lowest)
> Avg. cost of divorce with children: $16,800 (13th lowest)
> Avg. divorce filing fee: $207
> Cost of living: 7.0% less than the national average
> Median household income: $55,583 (15th lowest)
> Divorced population: 12.0% (19th highest)

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Illinois
> Avg. cost of divorce without children: $13,800 (13th highest)
> Avg. cost of divorce with children: $20,700 (14th highest)
> Avg. divorce filing fee: $210 – $388
> Cost of living: 1.5% less than the national average
> Median household income: $65,030 (15th highest)
> Divorced population: 9.8% (9th lowest)

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Indiana
> Avg. cost of divorce without children: $11,400 (17th lowest)
> Avg. cost of divorce with children: $1,710 (the lowest)
> Avg. divorce filing fee: $130 – $176
> Cost of living: 10.2% less than the national average
> Median household income: $55,746 (17th lowest)
> Divorced population: 12.3% (14th highest)

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Iowa
> Avg. cost of divorce without children: $11,700 (19th lowest)
> Avg. cost of divorce with children: $17,600 (18th lowest)
> Avg. divorce filing fee: $185
> Cost of living: 10.2% less than the national average
> Median household income: $59,955 (25th highest)
> Divorced population: 11.0% (21st lowest)

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