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How a Living Trust Can Help You Protect Your Family Farm

Family farms are essential to American life. People across the country depend on the food grown in our heartland. In South Dakota, family farming is a way of life, and Read More

The Benefits of Divorce Mediation

In 2019 alone, almost 750,000 people in the U.S. opted to end their marriages. For those couples wishing to part amicably or those wishing to avoid a lengthy court process, Read More

What to Do if You Suspect Your Spouse is Hiding Assets

Dividing assets can be one of the most contentious processes during a divorce, frequently resulting in heated arguments. The potential disagreements that sometimes occur may cause some spouses to try Read More

The Basics of Chapter 7 Bankruptcy for Businesses

Every business owner begins with the intention of succeeding. However, things don’t always go as expected, and sometimes businesses fail. When this happens, one of the most important steps a Read More

What Debts Can’t Be Discharged Through Bankruptcy?

Deciding to file for bankruptcy is often tough, but the relief it can offer is substantial, making it an attractive option for those needing a fresh financial start. The predominant Read More

What Happens if Someone Dies Without a Will?

Wills and other estate planning tools give people the opportunity to decide, while they are living, who will get their property after they die. Nevertheless, some people pass away without Read More

How Are Felony Crimes Punished in South Dakota?

People who have been charged with a felony in South Dakota face the possibility of serving several years in prison if convicted. Felonies are serious crimes and are treated as Read More

Which Couples Should Get a Prenuptial or Postnuptial Agreement?

Given the high divorce rates in America, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements could be a wise choice for couples looking to avoid a potentially ugly divorce. While creating these documents may Read More

Common Reasons for Probate Litigation

There are several situations in which estate administrators, heirs and other family members find themselves in probate litigation. If a will names someone as a beneficiary, but the bequest given Read More

The Basics of Dynasty Trusts

Dynasty trusts are tools that allow the grantor (the person who funds the trust) to pass assets down to future generations without the burden of estate and gift taxes that Read More

The Benefits of Chapter 11 Business Bankruptcy

The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc across the globe and caused businesses to face serious financial hardship. For many, Chapter 11 business bankruptcy has been a useful way of staying Read More

How Does Remarrying Affect a Child Support Order?

South Dakota courts can modify a child support order when one or both parents make are request due to a significant life change. Remarriage of either parent and the addition Read More

South Dakota’s Simplified Probate Process for Small Estates

If you are a surviving spouse or descendant of someone who has passed away with a small amount of property, or you are the executor of an estate with minimal Read More

How Does the Court Decide Who Gets What in a Divorce?

There are many misunderstandings about how a court decides who gets what in a South Dakota divorce. Some people think that the court will always split property equally between the Read More

How Allegations of Domestic Abuse Could Affect a Child Custody Decision

In South Dakota as elsewhere, child custody determinations are based on what a judge deems to be in the best interests of the child. In situations where allegations of domestic Read More

South Dakota Still Resists Presumption of Equal Joint Child Custody

South Dakota lawmakers failed to join nine other states that recognize a presumption of equal joint custody — also known as shared parenting — for children of divorced parents. A Read More

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