10 Worst States To Get A Divorce

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Editor's Note: The U.S. is a country of many different views, and when it comes to divorce, even the law is fragmented from one state to the next. In this post, Lee Block details the ten worst states to divorce in this country. -- AVF

If you're in a marriage and want out or if you've been thinking about divorce and the logistics of it before signing on with an attorney, you'd best do some geography homework. Did you even know there was such a thing as living in one of the worst states to get a divorce? Oh baby, there is. And it's important to know the laws of your sate before you decide your next steps. Read on.


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Vermont may be the land of the maple syrup, but nothing is sweet when it comes to divorcing in this state. Couples have to have lived apart for a mandatory six-month separation and must have been a Vermont resident for at least a year in order to file. After the mandatory separation and filing, residents have to wait a minimum of three months before a judge says, "I don't."

Rhode Island has a low divorce rate, not to mention a long divorce wait. After you file for divorce, you must complete a mandatory waiting period of 5 months, ostensibly to cool down, before you can even begin to mediate or otherwise advance your divorce proceedings. The good news is that this fault state can include wickedness in violation of the marriage covenant.

If you have both lived in South Carolina for three months, or one of you has lived there for one year, then this stronghold of Southern hospitality demands a one-year minimum separation before filing for divorce. Hope you don't mind a leisurely way of doing things!

Want to see what the other seven have in store? Head over to The Post Divorce Chronicles and find out!

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