The average cost of a divorce in California was most recently estimated to be $95,000 total — $47,500 per spouse. In Los Angeles County, the average length of a litigated divorce (i.e., a traditional, courtroom-based with an attorney representing each spouse) is 3-4 years. Those statistics are not only insane, they are entirely unnecessary. Still, couples choose to litigate their divorces every day. In this excellent article Arianna Jeret offers 12 helpful tips for making sure your divorce is as lengthy and expensive as possible.