Special Report

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


To determine the cost of a divorce in every state, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed estimates from Self Financial, Inc., a financial services company. States were ranked based on the average cost of legal representation and court fees in every state. Additional estimates on the cost of divorce with and without children also came from Self Financial. Estimates were originally based on data from FindLaw and Lawyers.com. Supplemental data on the percent of adults 15 years and over who are divorced came from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2019 American Community Survey and are one-year estimates. Data on the number of divorces per 1,000 residents in 2019 came from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.