South Dakota divorce - Child custody.
Sole or joint child custody is to be awarded based on the discretion of the court and the best interests of the child. Fault is not to be considered unless it is relevant to the fitness of a parent to have custody. Neither parent is considered the pr ... More details
South Dakota divorce - Child support.
Either or both parents may be ordered to provide child support. There is an official child support obligation schedule set forth in the statute. Deviation from the official schedule may be based on a consideration of the following factors:
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South Dakota divorce - General Divorce Procedure.
If the spouses’ base for divorce is irreconcilable differences, they can submit affidavits that establish the required residency and the grounds for divorce. In such a case, the court will not generally require either spouse to personally appear in c ... More details
South Dakota divorce - Grounds for South Dakota Divorce.
South Dakota’s no-fault grounds for divorce are irreconcilable differences, which have caused the irretrievable breakdown of the marriage. [South Dakota Codified Laws; Title 25, Chapters 25-4-2, 25-4-17.2, and 25-4-18]. ... More details
South Dakota divorce - Legal Separation.
The grounds for legal separation are:
2) Confinement for 5years because of permanent insanity;
3) Convicted felon;
4) Willful desertion;
5) Cruel and inhuman treatment;
6) Willful neglect;
7) Irreconc ... More details
South Dakota divorce - Mediation or Counseling.
The proceeding can be delayed for up to 30 days if the court determines that there is a reasonable possibility for reconciliation between the spouses. [South Dakota Codified Laws; Title 25, Chapter 25-4-17.2]. ... More details
South Dakota divorce - Property distribution.
South Dakota is an "equitable distribution" state. The court equitably divides all of the spouse’s property. Marital fault is not to be considered unless it is relevant to the acquisition of property during the marriage. The only factor spe ... More details
South Dakota divorce - Residency Requirements.
There is no minimum residency requirement for filing for a divorce in South Dakota, but the spouse filing for divorce must be a resident of the state or a member of the Armed Forces stationed in South Dakota at the time of filing and until the divorc ... More details
South Dakota divorce - Rights to Maiden Name.
The wife can have her former name restored upon request. [South Dakota Codified Laws; Title 25, Chapter 25-4-47]. ... More details
South Dakota divorce - Title of Divorce action.
Complaint for Divorce. ... More details
South Dakota divorce - Where to file for divorce.
In the county where either spouse resides. However, the defendant may have the case transferred to his or her county if desired. In addition, there is a 60-day waiting period after filing before a hearing will be held or the divorce will be granted. ... More details
The court may order one party to pay spousal support to the other. The factors to be considered in making such an award are the circumstances of the parties, duration of the marriage by each party, including contributions to the care and educational ... More details
Stock options are treated as property, although the way they will be divided on divorce can be extremely complicated. Generally, to the extent they were earned during the marriage, they will be considered marital property. But this is an area of fami ... More details
Ted Turner and Jane Divorce Finalized.
May 23, 2001, 11:00 AM PT
The billionaire mogul and actress-turned-fitness guru, who were better known during the '90s for doing the Tomahawk Chop at Braves baseball games than for their respective charitable deeds and show-biz work, wer ... More details
Tennessee divorce - Alimony maintenance spousal support.
Spousal support may take the form of lump sum, periodic, or rehabilitative support. Tennessee favors rehabilitative support; however, if this is not feasible, the court may grant long-term alimony until the death or remarriage of the supported spouse ... More details
Tennessee divorce - Child custody.
Joint or sole custody is awarded according to the best interests of the child and considering the child's preference. There is a presumption that joint custody is in the best interests of the child when the parents have an agreement to that effect or ... More details
Tennessee divorce - Child support.
Either or both of the parents may be ordered to provide child support. The factors for consideration are as follows:
(1) the financial resources of the child; (2) the standard of living the child would have enjoyed if the marriage had no ... More details
Tennessee divorce - General Divorce Procedure.
If the divorce is based on irreconcilable differences, the spouses may enter into notarized marital settlement agreement. The agreement must: 1) make specific reference to a pending divorce by the name of the court and the docket number; 2) state tha ... More details
Tennessee divorce - Grounds for Tennessee Divorce.
No-fault grounds for divorce in Tennessee include: 1) irreconcilable differences if the souses submit a properly signed marital dissolution agreement, or they do not deny the grounds, or this ground for divorce is combined with ... More details
Tennessee divorce - Legal Separation.
Absent residency requirements, the grounds for legal separation are the same as grounds for divorce. If the legal separation has been in effect for 2 years and the spouses have not reconciled, either spouse may request that the separation be converte ... More details