The Best and Worst States for Getting Divorced

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

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North Carolina (44)

Filing fee: $225

Minimum processing time: 360 days

Divorce rate: 10.1

A minimum one-year separation time is mandated in North Carolina before you can file for divorce. The ordeal isn't quite set in stone. As the state puts it: "Isolated incidents of sexual intercourse between the parties shall not toll the statutory period required for divorce predicated on separation of one year."