Divorce for same-sex couples is expensive

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Monday, May 13, 2013 - 8:39am

While same-sex couples across the country fight for the right to marry, others are fighting for the right to divorce. Right now, the cost for a same-sex couple to divorce could jump as high as 100-thousand dollars or more.

That's because there are twice as many factors to consider for a same-sex couple than an opposite-sex couple. For example, if a same-sex couple marries in one state and later relocates to a state that doesn't recognize the marriage they may be unable to get a traditional divorce.

Often, they either have to move to the state where they married originally or dissolve the marriage outside of the court system. Settling out-of-court doesn't come cheap and the costs go up exponentially when children are involved


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