The Best and Worst States for Getting Divorced

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

Photograph by Matthew Staver/Bloomberg

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Wyoming (2)

Filing fee: $70

Minimum processing time: 80 days

Divorce rate: 10.5

Wyoming has both the highest marriage rate, at 29.7 per 1,000 residents (versus the lowest, Maine, at 12.9), and the longest median length of a first marriage, at 23.7 years. It also has the states' second-lowest filing fee for divorce.