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The Best and Worst States for Getting Divorced

By Joel Stonington and Alex McIntyre - 2011-11-14T16:21:49Z

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Missouri (10)

Filing fee: $180

Minimum processing time: 120 days

Divorce rate: 10

It's relatively easy to get divorced in Missouri, where there's just a one-month waiting period after filing, plus a three-month minimum residency before filing. The typical first marriage lasts 22 years, with a median age of 26.8 for those who get married.