Need to divorce but cant afford to. What can we do?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  My husband and I are looking to get a divorce. We live in sioux Falls, SD, but we can’t afford to pay a lawyer to do it. Is there some kind of help or someone that might be able to help us file for little to nothing? (SD) State:  South Dakota Answer:  South Dakota allows grounds for divorce as no-fault with “irreconcilable differences which have caused the irretrievable breakdown of the marriage.” You...

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File for Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

In order to file for a divorce, the first thing that must be done is the filing of a complaint or petition for dissolution of the marriage with the court that has jurisdiction over the case. Even if both parties are in agreement about the divorce and there are no complex issues to be decided, one spouse must still file a petition to initiate the process. The petition is a formal request asking the court to terminate the marriage and the person making the request is known as the plaintiff. The...

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