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4 back-to-school tips for co-parents in divorce

You hopefully have been enjoying summer break with your kids, even if your family has experienced a major life change since school let out. Perhaps during this summer you decided that you’d rather move on in life than stay in an unhappy marriage. It’s not uncommon for...

How to help your adult children if you divorce

When you were a South Dakota newlywed, you may have been in your 20s or 30s. As you were raising children together, you and your spouse may have felt like the days were long but the years were flying by. Now, several decades later, all of your kids are grown and...

The SCRA protects military parents in divorce

As a member of the U.S. military who also happens to be a parent, you’ve no doubt encountered challenges throughout your service as you try your best to fulfill your military duties and obligations to your family, as well. You might relate to other South Dakota...

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...