The Best and Worst States for Getting Divorced

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

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West Virginia (37)

Filing fee: $135

Minimum processing time: 360 days

Divorce rate: 11.4

Newlyweds in West Virginia are some of the nation's youngest, with a median age at first marriage of 25.8 years. There is no minimum residency requirement for couples who marry in West Virginia, but anyone seeking to divorce there must first dwell in the state for a year.