The Average Cost Of Getting Divorced Is $15,000

Better pick your spouse carefully– getting divorced is expensive. A recent survey by Bankrate finds the average cost of a divorce in the US is around $15,000 per person. That number includes court filing costs, attorney fees, parent education classes, mediation fees, costs for evaluations such as psychiatric evaluations or counseling, “guardian ad litem” fees, and other expenses that could pop up, depending on one’s situation. The good news is that fewer couples are getting divorced these days. The CDC says in 2017 there were, on average, 2.9 divorces per 1,000 Americans, compared to four divorces per 1,000 Americans in 2001. (BusinessInsider)¬†