There is an interesting article showing the average cost and fees of divorce in each state.
“While the share of marriages that end in divorce has steadily declined over the last 50 years, between 40% and 50% of U.S. marriages end in dissolution, according to the American Psychological Association. In addition to the emotional strain associated with divorce, ending a marriage can be a significant financial burden.
While property division and alimony payments in the aftermath of divorce can lead to a substantial loss of assets, the actual divorce process itself can be an expensive one. Attorney fees, court filing costs, and other legal fees can add up to several thousand dollars. And depending on where in the country a couple ends their marriage, the cost of a divorce can be in the tens of thousands…..”
The statistics for Arizona are:
Average cost of divorce: $13,000
Average attorney fee: $10,300 (20th highest)
Court filing fee: $341 (6th highest)
Divorce rate: 3.6 per 1,000 residents (13th highest)