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With 123DivorceMe you complete ALL the required South Dakota specific forms and Marital Settlement Agreement online yourself without the cost of a lawyer. In less than 1 hour you can have your completed divorce forms ready for signing, addressing property/debt division, custody, support, name changes, and more. Instantly print your completed paperwork from your own computer, sign, and file for divorce today.
Residency Requirements: None
Where to File: County in which the Plaintiff or Defendant resides
No-Fault Grounds: Irreconcilable Differences
Filing Spouse: Plaintiff
Non-Filing Spouse: Defendant
Court Title: State of South Dakota, County of ( ), In the Circuit Court, ( ) Judicial District
Waiting Period to Re-Marry: None
You or your spouse must meet the South Dakota residency requirements for the Circuit Court to have jurisdiction of your case. The requirements before filing your Complaint for Divorce (the document that initiates your divorce) are as follows:
The plaintiff in an action for divorce must, at the time the action is commenced, be a resident of this state, or be stationed in this state while a member of the armed services, and in order that each party be entitled to the entry of a decree or judgment of divorce or separate maintenance, that residence or military presence must be maintained until the decree is entered.
In order to use this service, you and your spouse must agree (or eventually agree) on getting the divorce. Your spouse's participation is minimal, being he or she will only have to sign a few documents and return them to you for filing with the court.
The most common "uncontested" ground for divorce in South Dakota is:
All of your documents will be current according to South Dakota statutes and will address over 100 issues. A few of these issues are; assets, property, current debts, future debts, insurances, retirement and pension accounts, spousal support/alimony, real estate, small businesses, tax filings, name changes, and professional fees. If you have children, our service will also address physical and legal custody arrangements, visitation schedules, child support, and health and medical coverage.
If you desire, you can visit the South Dakota State Website for more information about South Dakota divorce laws.
Our service will utilize the most effective procedures in which to get an uncontested divorce. By applying these simplified rules permitted by your local court, your divorce will be simple and affordable. These court rules are as follows:
If both spouses consent to the use of "irreconcilable differences" as the grounds for divorce, the court may grant the divorce based entirely on affidavits of the spouses which establish the required residency and grounds for the divorce. In such cases, a personal appearance in court by either of the spouses will not generally be required.
Complaint for Divorce
Marital Settlement Agreement
Schedule for Visitation/Parenting Time of Minor Children
Affidavit of Proof for Stipulated Judgment
Financial Affidavit (Plaintiff)
Financial Affidavit (Defendant)
Affidavit of Appearance and Waiver of Rights
Affidavit Regarding the Children
Child Support Worksheet
Child Support Schedule
Notice of Final Hearing
Final Decree of Divorce
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