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South Dakota Divorce

The South Dakota Family Law Center is a resource on divorce and family law in the State of South Dakota for non-lawyers and pro se litigants. Please let us know if we have omitted a link to an important state resource and we will gladly add it.

Courts and Community Resources

Lawyers and Divorce
Mediation
Glossary of Family Law Terms
South Dakota Court System
State Bar of South Dakota
USD Law School Library

State Statutory Resources

If you wish to review your State's Statutes or Code, click the links below:

South Dakota Legislature
Constitution of South Dakota

Divorce Law

Grounds for divorce in South Dakota include "no-fault" grounds of irreconcilable differences. Fault grounds may include adultery, extreme cruelty, willful desertion, habitual intemperance, and conviction of a felony. The party filing for divorce must be a resident of the state (or stationed in the state while a member of the armed forces) until the divorce decree is final.

South Dakota General Definitions with Grounds for Divorce - .pdf informational brochure from the South Dakota Unified Judicial System
South Dakota Divorce - informational from the State Bar of South Dakota
Explanation of the Divorce Process - .pdf informational brochure from HelpSouthDakota.com

Marriage and Living Together Laws

South Dakota Marriage License Information

Child Support

South Dakota Interactive Child Support Calculator - by AllLaw.com (DivorceLawInfo.com is not affiliated with AllLaw.com)
How Are Child Support Obligations Determined?
Child Support Services
South Dakota Department of Social Services - Child Support
Child Support Explained

Child Custody and Visitation Law

South Dakota Visitation Guidelines - .pdf informational brochure from the South Dakota Unified Judicial System
Grandparent Visitation Rights - .pdf informational brochure from HelpSouthDakota.com
FAQ on Child Custody and Visitation
Child Custody Resources

Property Division

South Dakota is an "equitable distribution" property state.