Using Payable-on-Death Accounts and Transfer-on-Death Deeds to Avoid Probate
- posted: Mar. 30, 2021
Probate in South Dakota can be a complicated and drawn-out process if the estate has a net worth of more than $50,000. Fortunately, there are methods that allow even wealthy Read More
Advantages of Chapter 12 Bankruptcy for South Dakota Farmers and Ranchers
- posted: Feb. 28, 2021
Farms and ranches are often liability-heavy businesses and the recession of 2020 has hit them particularly hard. Fortunately, federal law provides a tailor-made way for those primarily engaged in agricultural Read More
Using South Dakota Domestic Asset Protection Trusts to Shield Your Property from Creditors
- posted: Jan. 30, 2021
If you hold substantial wealth and you fear that you might be exposed to liability or incur serious debts in the future, you may need a way of protecting your Read More
What Types of Property Transfers Are Excluded from Probate?
- posted: Dec. 30, 2020
Probate is a court proceeding that occurs when a deceased has left a will to direct how his or her assets are to be distributed. In the absence of a Read More
Driver Fatigue: A Major Cause of Truck Accidents
- posted: Nov. 30, 2020
Tractor-trailers, semi-trucks and other large commercial vehicles are ever-present dangers on South Dakota highways, made worse when there are lapses in drivers’ attention. Lane drifting, abrupt braking and other erratic Read More
Can a Motorcyclist Who Wasn’t Wearing a Helmet Recover Compensation in a Personal Injury Case?
- posted: Sep. 30, 2020
Motorcycle helmets are not mandatory in South Dakota for riders who are 18 or older. As a result, many adult riders choose not to wear helmets, which greatly increases their Read More
How the CARES Act Benefits Small Business Bankruptcy Filers
- posted: Aug. 30, 2020
Small businesses around the country, including many in South Dakota, are struggling in the face of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Stimulus efforts like the CARES Act’s Paycheck Protection Program and Read More
Farm Bankruptcies Rising as Coronavirus Pandemic Drags On
- posted: Jul. 30, 2020
Even before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, American farmers were already struggling with export market disruptions, low commodity prices, weather events and declining farm income. The virus has made a tough Read More
Proposed Bill Would Eliminate Irreconcilable Differences as a Ground for Divorce in South Dakota
- posted: Jun. 30, 2020
A South Dakota lawmaker has proposed a bill that would remove irreconcilable differences as a legal reason for divorce in the state. Introduced on January 29 by state Rep. Tony Randolph, Read More
South Dakota Bankruptcy Exemptions: What Property Can You Keep?
- posted: May 29, 2020
The fear of losing everything is one of the most common reasons that people who could be helped by bankruptcy may avoid it. While it is true that some of Read More
What Is Imputed Income and How Does It Affect Child Support?
- posted: Mar. 30, 2020
In South Dakota, both parents have a duty to support their child financially, whether they are married or not. When parents divorce, however, it is typically the noncustodial parent who Read More