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How a Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO) Works

Dividing retirement assets is often one of the most contentious parts of a divorce. Retirement benefits are usually substantial assets acquired during the marriage and typically subject to division under Read More

What is “Cramdown” in Chapter 12 Bankruptcy?

Chapter 12 bankruptcy proceedings are specifically designed for family fisherman or family farmers that have a regular income. This type of bankruptcy allows these farmers and fishermen to create a Read More

The Benefits of Working With an Attorney If You’re Being Audited

Receiving notice that you’re being audited by the IRS can be overwhelming and intimidating. It can be difficult to know what concerns the IRS has with your prior returns or Read More

How Often Should You Review or Update Your Will?

For many people, preparing a will is a significant task that takes time and effort. After it is completed, you may feel that you’ve checked that box and no longer Read More

Common Disputes That Arise During Probate

In the aftermath of the death of a loved one, it can be difficult to manage all of the logistics that arise when dealing with an estate. Emotions are often Read More

Is Simple Assault a Felony in South Dakota?

Assault is a crime that encapsulates a wide range of conduct directed at another person. Each state has its own laws defining the different types of criminal assault and the Read More

What is Chapter 11 Bankruptcy?

When businesses or individuals face serious financial hardship, they have several options when it comes to filing for bankruptcy. Among those options is Chapter 11, also known as reorganization bankruptcy. Chapter Read More

Guardianship or Adoption: Which One Is Right for You?

Guardianship and adoption are both legal mechanisms designed to give minor children a safe, supportive and nurturing environment with an adult or a family unit. Both options give the adult Read More

Probate: What Does a Personal Representative Do?

Probate is the process by which the decedent’s affairs are settled and the remaining property is distributed to the rightful beneficiaries or heirs. The decedent’s estate goes through the probate Read More

Understanding the Difference Between Legal and Physical Custody

Child custody is often a contentious issue for divorced or separated parents. Custody arrangements can profoundly affect parent-child relationships and greatly influence a child’s development. Therefore, it is important for Read More

Is a Limited Liability Company (LLC) the Right Business Entity for You?

The limited liability company (LLC) is one of the most popular types of business entities for those starting their own commercial enterprises. In choosing what business structure works for you, Read More

Working with a Tax Attorney to Develop an Installment Agreement to Pay Back the IRS

Owing money to the treasury can be nerve wracking. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) wields enormous power to collect its debts and has the legal authority to freeze assets and Read More

Can You Be Charged with DUI if You Aren’t Driving the Car?

In South Dakota, you can be charged with DUI even if you aren’t on the road. South Dakota’s laws make it a crime to either drive or “be in actual physical control of Read More

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

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