Losing Half of Everything


Breaking Up Really is Hard To Do

Aside from the emotional price tag the average actual cost of a a divorce ranges from $53,000 to a high-end of

$188,00 based on the “average statistics you see below.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s latest statistics in 2006, the average American family is:


  • two children,
  • earns $50,000 to $74,999 a year and owns a
  • Home worth  $185,000.*

The costs include attorneys fees, financial help and real estate costs for selling, buying or renting a home once you’ve made the decision to divorce. The costs can be significantly cheaper, as little as $1,000, if the couple — usually without children or assets — agrees to forego an attorney and use a divorce kit, which costs about $200. The cost adds up with filing fees and other court costs.