The Best and Worst States for Getting Divorced

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

Photograph by Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

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Kentucky (27)

Filing fee: $148

Minimum processing time: 180 days

Divorce rate: 13.1

In Kentucky, you can continue to live together during the two-month required separation period before filing for a divorce, so long as you abstain from sexual activity. As the state puts it: "Living apart shall include living under the same roof without sexual cohabitation." The median age at first marriage is 26.1 and those marriages tend to last 22.8 years.

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