10 States with the Highest Divorce Price Tags

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Divorce can be expensive. According to a recent study, the average divorce costs $15,500, with legal fees accounting for the majority of the cost.

Costs of divorces can range significantly, with highly contested divorces that require trial being more expensive than a more simple divorce. Children also cause the cost of a divorce to increase significantly. Also, average divorce costs vary from state to state because of regional differences such as living costs also cause a variance in cost.

States with higher costs of living tend to have higher divorce cost. Only two out of the top ten states with the most expensive divorces have a lower than average cost of living. Divorces also tend to be less common in the states where divorces are more expensive.

Here is a list of the most expensive states for divorce:

California
Average cost – $17,500
Average cost with kids – $26,300

New York
Average cost – $17,100
Average cost with kids – $25,600

Delaware
Average cost – $16,200
Average cost with kids – $24,300

Massachusetts
Average cost – $15,900
Average cost with kids – $23,900

Texas
Average cost – $15,600
Average cost with kids – $23,500

New Jersey
Average cost – $15,600
Average cost with kids – $23,400

Connecticut
Average cost – $15,500
Average cost with kids – $23,300

Georgia
Average cost – $14,700
Average cost with kids – $22,000

Virginia
Average cost – $14,500
Average cost with kids – $21,800

Colorado
Average cost – $14,500
Average cost with kids – $21,700

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