Which Couples Should Get a Prenuptial or Postnuptial Agreement?
- posted: Nov. 30, 2021
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
South Dakota’s Simplified Probate Process for Small Estates
- posted: Aug. 30, 2021
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?
- posted: Jun. 30, 2021
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
- posted: May 30, 2021
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
- posted: Apr. 30, 2021
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
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