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

Hristina Byrnes

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Massachusetts
> Avg. cost of divorce without children: $15,900 (4th highest)
> Avg. cost of divorce with children: $23,900 (4th highest)
> Avg. divorce filing fee: $200
> Cost of living: 7.9% greater than the national average
> Median household income: $79,835 (4th highest)
> Divorced population: 9.7% (8th lowest)

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Michigan
> Avg. cost of divorce without children: $12,900 (23rd highest)
> Avg. cost of divorce with children: $19,400 (24th highest)
> Avg. divorce filing fee: $150 – $255
> Cost of living: 7.0% less than the national average
> Median household income: $56,697 (20th lowest)
> Divorced population: 11.6% (22nd highest)

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Minnesota
> Avg. cost of divorce without children: $11,400 (17th lowest)
> Avg. cost of divorce with children: $21,300 (12th highest)
> Avg. divorce filing fee: $390 – $420
> Cost of living: 2.5% less than the national average
> Median household income: $70,315 (13th highest)
> Divorced population: 10.3% (13th lowest)

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Mississippi
> Avg. cost of divorce without children: $11,000 (9th lowest)
> Avg. cost of divorce with children: $16,500 (10th lowest)
> Avg. divorce filing fee: $50 – $75
> Cost of living: 14.3% less than the national average
> Median household income: $44,717 (2nd lowest)
> Divorced population: 11.6% (22nd highest)

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Missouri
> Avg. cost of divorce without children: $13,500 (15th highest)
> Avg. cost of divorce with children: $20,200 (17th highest)
> Avg. divorce filing fee: $140 – $200
> Cost of living: 10.5% less than the national average
> Median household income: $54,478 (12th lowest)
> Divorced population: 12.2% (15th highest)

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