Using the U.S. Census Bureau’s latest statistics (2006), says the average American family is married, has two children, makes between $50,000 to $74,999 a year and owns a home worth about $185,000.

Based those statistics,, has added up the estimated costs of a divorce, including not only attorneys fees, but hidden costs like financial help, therapy for the parties and their children, and real estate costs for selling, buying or renting homes.

The average costs total $53,000 per divorce.

For a couple making $150,000 a year with a home worth $535,000, the average pricetag increases to $188,000 per divorce.

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