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The Best and Worst States for Getting Divorced

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

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Wisconsin (41)

Filing fee: $188

Minimum processing time: 300 days

Divorce rate: 7.9

In order to get a no-fault divorce, those living in Wisconsin must cool down for four months, the country's third-longest waiting period after filing. They also face a six-month residency requirement. Median age at first marriage is 27.4 years and marriages tend to last 21.6 years.