Court Filing Fees by State: How Much Does it Cost to File for Divorce in…

Court filing fees: How Much Does it Cost to File for Divorce in...

Court Filing Fees: How Much Does it Cost to File for Divorce in…

When you need to know how much does it cost to file for divorce in your state…

Everyday in America, somebody googles “how much does it cost to file for divorce” in their state. It is one of the FAQs about divorce that most people want to know.

The answer, you will discover, depends not just on the state but on the county, circuit or district within the state in which you live. And the variances are wild. It can be as inexpensive as $60 as in the state of Wyoming, to close to $600 in a states like Nevada and Minnesota.

So to answer the question “how much does it cost to file for divorce” the short answer is, where do you live? And do you have children? Do you want to file a contested or uncontested divorce?

Note that answering this question of “how much does it cost to file for divorce in your state” (as far as the filing fee for the court (court fee)) does not really tell you much about the actual costs of the divorce from start to finish.  There are many other charges such as the attorneys fees. Attorneys are expensive. Their fees can run into the thousands of dollars. Added to that, if you require additional motions or restraining orders and things like that, your divorce can become very expensive.

This article is just to give you a ballpark average price of court filing fees in your state. It may not be 100% accurate by the time you read this article so you should still do additional research by googling “how much does it cost to get divorced in…” as well as directly with the divorce court. Literally call up the court or take a visit over there to find out what the fees are, or simply ask your attorney how much are the court fees to get the most up to date information.

Below are the minimum ballpark figures for court filing fees by state as of this writing. Note about court fee waiver in a divorce action: if you are poor and indigent in most states you can have these filing fees waived.

List of Court Filing Fees by State

Alabama……………………………………$200 +

Alaska……………………………………….$200

Arizona………………………………………$223

Arkansas……………………………………..$150

California…………………………………….$300 +

Colorado………………………………………$195

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Connecticut………………………………….$525

Delaware ………………………………………$160

Florida ………………………………………….$428

Georgia …………………………………………$150

Hawaii ………………………………………….$200 – $250

Idaho …………………………………………….$207

Illinois……………………………………………$200 (varies county to county)

Indiana ………………………………………. $181

Iowa……………………………………………$185 (VARIES by county)

Kansas;……………………………………….$400

Kentucky……………………………………$113

Louisiana………………………………….$210 – $325 (VARIES BY PARISH)

Maine………………………………………..$150

Maryland…………………………………..$165

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Massachusetts……………………………$200

Michigan…………………………………..$150

Minnesota…………………………………$500+-(varies by county)

Mississippi…………………………………$ 150 – $200 (depends on the county)

Missouri…………………………………….$150 + –

Montana…………………………………….$200

Nebraska……………………………………..$233

Nevada……………………………………….$325 -$600

New Hampshire………………………….$252

New Jersey…………………………………$250 – $280

New Mexico………………………………..$137

New York………………………………….$210 + $125

North Carolina……………………………. $225

North Dakota…………………………………$80

Ohio……………………………………………….$300-400

Oklahoma…………………………………….$170 – 195

Oregon…………………………………………..$273

Pennsylvania……………………………….$300 – $600 (depends on county)

Rhode Island…………………………………$120

South Carolina……………………………..$100 – $175

South Dakota………………………………$95

Tennessee…………………………………..$184 – $384

Texas………………………………………….$250 – $300

Utah…………………………………………..$225 – $318

Vermont…………………………………..$295

Virginia……………………………………..$290 + –

Washington……………………………….$280

West Virginia…………………………..$200

Wisconsin……………………………..$184 – $194

Wyoming……………………………..$60 -$80

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