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The true cost of divorce in America

GOBankingRates Logo By Teo Spengler of GOBankingRates | Slide 1 of 11: Getting a divorce is not only a lifestyle change — it's a financial change. You'll likely have to divide your property and monetary assets, which often feels like a financial loss. You also might be ordered to pay your soon-to-be-ex for spousal support or child support.These "expenses," however, greatly vary depending on your situation. So, it's impossible to put a hard number on the price tag of your divorce, especially when you take into account your state's divorce laws, your current finances and — most importantly — whether you and your spouse agree on the divorce arrangements.But if you're standing on the edge of divorce, it's important to know the three costs you'll most likely face: divorce attorney fees, the price of alternative dispute resolution and court costs. Here's a look at how much it costs to get a divorce.

The True Cost of Divorce in America

Getting a divorce is not only a lifestyle change — it's a financial change. You'll likely have to divide your property and monetary assets, which often feels like a financial loss. You also might be ordered to pay your soon-to-be-ex for spousal support or child support.

These "expenses," however, greatly vary depending on your situation. So, it's impossible to put a hard number on the price tag of your divorce, especially when you take into account your state's divorce laws, your current finances and — most importantly — whether you and your spouse agree on the divorce arrangements.

But if you're standing on the edge of divorce, it's important to know the three costs you'll most likely face: divorce attorney fees, the price of alternative dispute resolution and court costs. Here's a look at how much it costs to get a divorce.

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