The Most Expensive States To Get Divorced

It’s no secret that divorces are tough, and not just emotionally. Going through a divorce can be a huge financial burden, thanks to things like property division and alimony payments. But not only that, it simply just costs a lot, thanks to all the lawyers that need to get involved, and in some states those expenses can add up to a huge chunk of change. 

Well, 24/7 Wall Street has just come out with a list revealing the most expensive states to get a divorce and in some states the cost  may make you wonder whether it’s all worth it.

It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, but the most expensive state to get divorced is California, where the average cost is $17,500. And if you want a good attorney there it’s certainly going to cost you, with the state also having the highest lawyer fees at $13,800, plus they have the highest court filling fee at $435.

Ten Most Expensive States To Get Divorced(click here for the complete ranking)

  1. California
  2. New York
  3. Delaware
  4. Massachusetts
  5. New Jersey
  6. Texas
  7. Connecticut
  8. Georgia
  9. Colorado
  10. Virginia 

Of course, not all states are so pricey when it comes to ending a marriage. Montana is actually the cheapest state in the U.S. for a divorce, with the average cost only $8,400, and the lowest attorney’s fees at only $6,600.

Source: 24/7 Wall Street

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