Divorce.

It's something that happens everyday and most people do not enjoy all the head and heartache that comes with it. Dividing of the family, the dissolution of estates, memories, not to mention the impact it has on children if a couple has any. Sometime they are hit the most.

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Other times it helps with certain relationship dynamics, sometimes helping with healthy co-parenting when living together seems impossible.

According to Forbes.com the rough estimate of average divorces in the U.S. is about 2.5 per 1000 people which has gone down considerably since 2000 even though we still hold some of the highest rates of divorce in the world.

Top 5 Highest divorce rate in our country according to worldpopulation.com come from:

-Nevada

-Oklahoma

-Wyoming

-Alabama

-Arkansas

Where does that leave Montana in all of this?

Surprisingly enough Montana did not rank anywhere for highest divorce rate in the United States.

According to readings from the Center For Disease Control and Prevention, Montana ranks at one of the lowest levels of folks legally splitting up at a number of 2.5 per every 1000 people.

Are we the lowest when it comes to divorce? No. New York, Texas, New Jersey, Louisiana, Maryland, Kansas, and Georgia all beat Montana in lower divorce stats.

Check the numbers below based on color-code.

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Could it be the cost of dissolving a marriage be the case of low numbers?

According to Forbes, Divorces take a lot of time if they are contested and the average cost can be around seven thousand dollars to finalize a marriage. A high number like that could very well be the barrier for a divorce in Montana.

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