Special Report

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

Hristina Byrnes

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Montana
> Avg. cost of divorce without children: $8,400 (the lowest)
> Avg. cost of divorce with children: $12,600 (2nd lowest)
> Avg. divorce filing fee: $225 – $250
> Cost of living: 5.4% less than the national average
> Median household income: $55,328 (13th lowest)
> Divorced population: 12.4% (12th highest)

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Nebraska
> Avg. cost of divorce without children: $10,400 (5th lowest)
> Avg. cost of divorce with children: $15,600 (6th lowest)
> Avg. divorce filing fee: $158
> Cost of living: 10.4% less than the national average
> Median household income: $59,566 (25th lowest)
> Divorced population: 10.1% (10th lowest)

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Nevada
> Avg. cost of divorce without children: $13,700 (14th highest)
> Avg. cost of divorce with children: $20,600 (15th highest)
> Avg. divorce filing fee: $150 – $300
> Cost of living: 2.4% less than the national average
> Median household income: $58,646 (22nd lowest)
> Divorced population: 14.2% (2nd highest)

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New Hampshire
> Avg. cost of divorce without children: $12,300 (20th lowest)
> Avg. cost of divorce with children: $18,500 (19th lowest)
> Avg. divorce filing fee: $250 – $252
> Cost of living: 5.8% greater than the national average
> Median household income: $74,991 (7th highest)
> Divorced population: 11.7% (21st highest)

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New Jersey
> Avg. cost of divorce without children: $15,600 (5th highest)
> Avg. cost of divorce with children: $23,400 (6th highest)
> Avg. divorce filing fee: $300
> Cost of living: 12.9% greater than the national average
> Median household income: $81,740 (2nd highest)
> Divorced population: 8.5% (the lowest)

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