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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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Maine (7)

Filing fee: $120

Minimum processing time: 60 days

Divorce rate: 11.1

Among the grounds for a fault divorce in Maine is a provision that requires not one year, nor two, but three years of desertion before filing. (On the bright side, you could spend the time learning to play piano or writing novels.) Perhaps that's one reason Maine has the lowest marriage rate in the nation, at 12.9 people per 1,000 residents.