Special Report

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

Hristina Byrnes

Source: benkrut / Getty Images

Kansas
> Avg. cost of divorce without children: $10,900 (8th lowest)
> Avg. cost of divorce with children: $16,400 (9th lowest)
> Avg. divorce filing fee: $156 – $197
> Cost of living: 10.0% less than the national average
> Median household income: $58,218 (21st lowest)
> Divorced population: 11.2% (23rd lowest)

See all stories featuring: Kansas

Source: benedek / Getty Images

Kentucky
> Avg. cost of divorce without children: $10,200 (2nd lowest)
> Avg. cost of divorce with children: $15,300 (3rd lowest)
> Avg. divorce filing fee: $120 – $180
> Cost of living: 12.1% less than the national average
> Median household income: $50,247 (7th lowest)
> Divorced population: 12.8% (8th highest)

See all stories featuring: Kentucky

Louisiana
> Avg. cost of divorce without children: $12,600 (25th highest)
> Avg. cost of divorce with children: $18,900 (25th lowest)
> Avg. divorce filing fee: $200 – $450
> Cost of living: 9.9% less than the national average
> Median household income: $47,905 (5th lowest)
> Divorced population: 11.3% (25th highest)

See all stories featuring: Louisiana

Source: kenmo / Getty Images

Maine
> Avg. cost of divorce without children: $11,100 (11th lowest)
> Avg. cost of divorce with children: $16,700 (12th lowest)
> Avg. divorce filing fee: $120
> Cost of living: 1.6% less than the national average
> Median household income: $55,602 (16th lowest)
> Divorced population: 14.5% (the highest)

See all stories featuring: Maine

Source: aimintang / Getty Images

Maryland
> Avg. cost of divorce without children: $14,000 (12th highest)
> Avg. cost of divorce with children: $21,000 (13th highest)
> Avg. divorce filing fee: $165
> Cost of living: 9.4% greater than the national average
> Median household income: $83,242 (the highest)
> Divorced population: 10.2% (12th lowest)

See all stories featuring: Maryland