Back in 2012, the U.S. Census Bureau reported that 100,000 people had left the Golden State due to the high cost of living. Where did they flee? Texas was their No. 1 choice, followed by Arizona, Nevada, Washington and Oregon.
Now there's another reason to pack up and fly away - maybe. California is on the list of the seven worst states for divorce, according to ABC News. Let's look at why.
California is the only state that requires a six-month interim between filing for divorce and finalizing it. And its filing fee of $345 is the highest in the country.
New York also made the list; however, its filing fee is $335. Like California, it recognizes no-fault divorce and requires a six-month interim between the initial filing for divorce and finalizing it.
You don't want to move to Nebraska. While the filing fee is just $157, the state requires 420 days to process divorces. In addition, it requires a year's residency in the state followed by a two-month cooling-off period.
If you live in Arizona, the minimum time to process a divorce in your state is 540 days, the longest processing time in the country.
South Carolina requires a one-year separation before you can even file for divorce. Over in Rhode Island, the processing fee is only $120 but it takes the state up to 510 days to process the paperwork.
Vermont has been deemed the worst place to get a divorce. Here, couples must live separately for six months followed by a three-month waiting period.