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Yes and no. Like 46 states nationwide, South Dakota bans all drivers from texting while driving statewide, according to statistics compiled by the Governors Highway Safety Administration. South Dakota's statewide texting while driving ban went into effect on July 1, 2014. Drivers who violate the law are subject to a $100 fine for texting while...Read More
South Dakota Parenting Guidelines govern many aspects of parenting time and raising children when the parents are divorced or were never married. It recognizes that it is important for children, in general, to have both parents in their lives. It can be very challenging to schedule a parenting time routine when the parents separate before...Read More
Although it is illegal to do so under South Dakota law, some drivers cause accidents and flee the scene without stopping to call the police or to help obtain medical care for the victims. This can make obtaining the compensation that is deserved challenging for the victims since they must have the contact information for...Read More
One of the top 10 laws you want to understand about your automobile crash case is the statute of limitations. The statute of limitations is the amount of time you have under South Dakota law to sue the negligent driver for the compensation you could be entitled to. Complying with this law is vital to...Read More
Is there a presumption under South Dakota law that custody of children in a divorce should be joint physical custody?
On July 1, 2014, South Dakota passed the Shared Parenting Act, which made significant changes to the way joint custody in divorce and other custody matters is determined. There is still no presumption under this new law that joint physical custody of the children be awarded in all divorce and other custody cases. However, the...Read More