South Dakota Alimony Laws and Spousal Support

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South Dakota Alimony

Either party may be awarded maintenance based upon the following factors: 
  • the duration of the marriage;

  • the ability of the spouse from whom support is sought to meet his or her needs while meeting those of the spouse seeking support; 

  • the financial resources of the spouse seeking maintenance, including marital property apportioned to such spouse and such spouse's ability to meet his or her needs independently;

  • the comparative financial resources of the spouses, including their comparative earning abilities in the labor market;

  • the age of the spouses;

  • the physical and emotional conditions of the spouses;

  • the fault of the spouses during the marriage.

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