Analysis: Louisiana among states with most amicable divorces

Published: Sep. 22, 2015 at 6:21 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 6, 2015 at 6:21 PM CDT
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(KSLA) - It's generally assumed that once any couple has reached the stage of divorce, things have reached a low point.

But thankfully, divorce doesn't always have to be a bitter situation. Some couples manage to part ways as friends.

Many couples manage to part ways quite amicably; just look at the blissful 'conscious uncoupling' of Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin, or observe how Demi Moore and Bruce Willis holiday together with their new partners. There's even a hot new trend for former husbands and wives to take 'divorce selfies' just after leaving court.

A recent analysis by found which states have the happiest and easiest divorces by comparing couples in each state who declared online that they were in agreement with each other against those who were not.

Louisiana came in the top ten when it comes to an easy, amicable divorce.

According to CompleteCase, which facilitates online divorces, completing divorce papers in the Pelican State, as well as other states from Oregon to Rhode Island can be a pretty painless process as this is where couples are more likely to have an uncontested divorce. Couples in these states might even remain friends afterwards.

Things are likely to be pleasantly cordial in states stretching across the nation from Hawaii to New York; there might be a few conversations through gritted teeth, or a little bit of sniping back and forth, but generally divorcing couples in these states can politely get through it all without too many recriminations.

However, if you live in Alabama, you're not likely to have a quick or easy divorce; relationships which break down here can be the most disagreeable in the country when starting the divorce process. From bitter disputes over who owns what, to raging arguments over alimony, lawyers in the Yellowhammer state stand to do rather well.

Click here to see the top 10 states with the most contentious divorces.

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