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The Best and Worst States for Getting Divorced

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

Photograph by Greg A. Syverson/Getty Images

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Alaska (3)

Filing fee: $150

Minimum processing time: 30 days

Divorce rate: 14.4

It makes sense that it's easy to get divorced in Alaska, which has the country's highest divorce rate, at 14.4 people annually per 1,000, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The marriage rate is also high, at 25.4 per 1,000 people. Residency is required to get a no-fault divorce in the state but there is no minimum time of residency.