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)
- New York
- New Jersey
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