Where a couple obtains their divorce can affect the divorce process, sometimes significantly. This can be seen in a couple of different ways. First, it can be seen with respect to issues like filing fees; residency requirements; waiting and separation periods; and the minimum amount of time to complete the divorce. All of these factors can make a difference in a divorce case, and a recent Forbes article ranked states according to how they measured up in these areas.
The article listed the top seven worst states to get divorced, basing its rankings on the above factors. Fortunately, the state of Arizona did not make it to the top seven. California was the only western state which did, largely because of the high filing fees, significant minimum length of time to complete a divorce; and long waiting period.