South Dakota Divorce Laws & Resources

If you’re interested in learning more about South Dakota divorce laws, you can find more information, links, and resources listed below. Keep in mind that this is not an exhaustive list, but it will point you in the direction of further research that you might wish to undertake, such as reading the applicable South Dakota statutes on your own. You might also simply decide to consult a South Dakota attorney specializing in divorce law.


South Dakota Divorce Resources:

South Dakota Department of Social Services: Division of Child Support: This state-run website contains simple, user-friendly information on getting and enforcing child support orders in South Dakota. It includes many basic facts, some forms you will need, fee information as well as worksheet calculators and customer service support online.

South Dakota Directory of Divorce Mediation & Mediators: This is a directory of mediators and arbitrators in South Dakota who are available to help for family law issues both within and without the court system. “Alternative dispute resolution” is the blanket term for the type of service that these professionals provide; it is one of the alternatives to litigation in court. 

South Dakota Domestic Violence Crisis and Support Resources: Contact information for South Dakota domestic violence shelters, crisis centers, safe houses, and violence prevention programs. The site also offers links to South Dakota resources for legal aid, legal forms, South Dakota attorney general, law enforcement, child abuse, child support, social services, finding a lawyer, finding a counselor, and more.

Free Advice Divorce Articles:

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The Divorce Process: From Separation to Final Judgment
Ending a Marriage or Taking a Break
Effect of Premarital Agreements on Divorce
Effect of Divorce on Taxes
Effect of Divorce on Estate Planning/Wills

South Dakota Family Law Statutes (“Domestic Relations Laws”):

South Dakota Legal Separation: 25-2-13, 25-4-40

South Dakota Divorce:
Grounds/Fault – No-Fault: 25-4-2
Residency/Where to File:  25-4-30, 25-4-30.1, 25-4-34
Divorce Mediation: 25-4-56
Annulment: 25-1-1, 25-3-1

South Dakota Divorce and Finances:
Property Division/Debts: 25-4-44, 25-4-45.1
Spousal Support: 25-4-41

South Dakota Divorce and Children:
Child Custody: 25-4-45, 25-4-45.1, 25-4-45.5, 25-4-45.6
Child Support: 25-2-17, 25-2-18

South Dakota Divorce/Child Support/Child Custody Lawyers:

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How a Family Lawyer Can Help

South Dakota Online Divorce Services: – An online documentation service that helps users file for divorce. – Offers an affordable way to file for uncontested divorces online.

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