The Divorce Process Guide for US States

Divorce by US states
Worthy Staff

By Worthy Staff | Mar 15th, 2022

The divorce process for each state is unique, from residency requirements to timelines. That’s why it is important for anyone considering or going through a divorce to have a basic knowledge of how the process works in the state they are living in.

During a divorce, information can be your best companion. Below you will find articles on divorce information by state that include everything you need to know.

Explore The Divorce Process By State

Divorce in the US Today

You’ve probably heard the phrase “half of marriages today end in divorce”. While that might have been true for some time, things are looking up for marriages in the US. The divorce rate in 2018 was 2.8 per 1,000 people and other studies have shown that divorce rates are on the decline. 

There are a number of factors that contribute to why this is happening. On the positive side, young couples are waiting until they are financially stable and emotionally ready for marriage, making their relationships stronger. On the negative side, fewer couples are getting married today, either because they don’t believe in the institution of marriage or because they simply don’t find a suitable partner.

In 2018, the state with the highest amount of divorced women per thousand individuals was Arkansas, with 13%. The state with the lowest was North Dakota, at 4.7%.

Worthy’s Divorce Demographics 

Since 2018, Worthy has conducted two studies targeting divorced women. The first, Building A Financial Fresh Start, focused on how women dealt with their finances before and after divorce and how their financial perspectives changed once they were no longer married. The second, Dating After Divorce in 2019, focused on how women approach the modern world of dating and how they make decisions when it comes to finding a new partner. 

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