The Best and Worst States for Getting Divorced

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

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Washington (15)

Filing fee: $280

Minimum processing time: 90 days

Divorce rate: 10.3

Residency is required to get a divorce in Washington. There is no minimum period, though a 90-day cooling-off period awaits those filing for divorce. The median age at first marriage is 27 and the median length of that marriage is 20.7 years.