Bloomberg Anywhere Remote Login Bloomberg Terminal Demo Request


Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.


Financial Products

Enterprise Products


Customer Support

  • Americas

    +1 212 318 2000

  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa

    +44 20 7330 7500

  • Asia Pacific

    +65 6212 1000


Industry Products

Media Services

Follow Us

The Best and Worst States for Getting Divorced

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

Photograph by Emile Wamsteker/Bloomberg

Company Symbol % Change
44 of 54

New Jersey (43)

Filing fee: $250

Minimum processing time: 360 days

Divorce rate: 6.1

New Jersey requires a six-month minimum separation time before filing, defined as a "breakdown" in marriage. After filing, no cooling-off period is mandated. The state has the second-lowest marriage rate and the lowest divorce rate in the country. It may be because the citizens wait so long: Median age at first marriage is 29.1 years.