North Dakota Is One Of The Cheapest States To Get A Divorce
Sometimes, the love doesn't last and the luster of a relationship just fades, and it's time for a divorce and to move on.
In some cases, a divorce can be rather costly not to mention the division of property and then you have the children and even pets which can make the process really ugly.
To get it done legally, it will cost you money. According to 24/7 Wall St., you have to hire a lawyer and then you have the cost of the court. And for some, you have the after-cost of a divorce such as alimony payments. The divorce rate is high, in the last 50 years, close to 50% of U.S. marriages end in dissolution, according to the American Psychological Association.
Once it is all said and done, in some states, you will drop a huge chunk of cash, but not in North Dakota in comparison to other states. We're one of the cheapest states to get a divorce.
The most expensive state to get a divorce in is California with an average cost of $17, 500. The attorney fee is the highest in the nation at $13,800 and the highest court filing fee at $435. New York and New Jersey rank after California.
The cheapest state to get a divorce is Montana, (50th) with an average cost of $8400, and attorney fees of $6,000 which is the lowest on the country and the filing fee court charge is $200.
North Dakota ranks 47th, with an average cost of 410,400, attorney fees at $8,200 (5th lowest) and court fee of $80, 4th lowest in the country. On the brighter side, the divorce rate in North Dakota is one of the lowest in the country.
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