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Potential home and mortgage issues in divorce

In 2019, 2.6 married couples out of every 1,000 in South Dakota decided to go their separate ways. In some cases, spouses sold their homes while, in others, one spouse took over the mortgage and kept living in the home shared during the marriage. If you’re counting...

What factors make divorce more expensive?

Considering divorce can be exhausting. In addition to deciding to get a divorce, you have a seemingly endless list of logistical decisions to move forward with the divorce. One of the other aspects of getting a divorce is the expense. While some couples begin the...

In South Dakota, is property split 50/50 in divorce?

It is a common misconception that, when a couple chooses to end their marriage, the division of all of their shared assets will occur in an even 50/50 fashion. South Dakota is an equal distribution state, and while that may imply a perfect 50/50 split of assets, it is...

How much will the divorce process cost?

You’re ready to walk away from your marriage, but you worry about how much doing so will cost you and if you can afford it. Divorce can be expensive, but you may be able to control just how much yours costs by deciding how you want to approach it. There is a big cost...

How does child support work in South Dakota?

If you are getting a divorce or separating from your partner, and you share children, figuring out how you are going to support them can be a bit of a challenge. This situation probably has you wondering how child support works in South Dakota and how support laws...

What are the property division laws in South Dakota?

You have divorce on the brain. You know you want to do it, but you have concerns about how everything will shake out. What you end up walking away with as far as your assets go can significantly impact how you move forward. That is why it is good to know what South...