South Dakota has specific laws for judges to follow when deciding if alimony is appropriate and if it is, the type, amount, and duration available to a needy spouse. Before you file for divorce, you should understand the process.
In South Dakota, a court will divide marital property during a divorce based on a system called equitable distribution. This means that the property will be split between spouses in a way that is equitable based on the whole picture of how they lived during marriage and what their individual needs will be after divorce.
Although life with an abusive partner sometimes plays out like a TV drama, it does not need to end tragically. Like many other states, South Dakota takes domestic violence seriously and provides resources and protections to victims and their families. Depending on the severity and frequency of domestic