When Should You Update Your Will?
A will (often called a last will and testament) is a document describing what you want to happen to your estate when you pass away. If you have minor children, the will would direct who you want to be the guardian of your children while they are minors. It is important for everyone to have…Read More
Can Your Record Be Sealed?
If you are facing a criminal charge, whether it is a misdemeanor or a felony, you are probably wondering if this will stay on your record forever. In South Dakota, one option that is available to Defendants who wish to have their record sealed is a suspended imposition of sentence (SIS). A suspended imposition of…Read More
How do I pay the Nursing Home?
Nursing home care is expensive. Everybody knows it. Typical full-time, institutional care can cost between $60,000 and $100,000 per year, and costs continue to go up every year. Do you or your parents have a million dollars saved away to pay for five years of nursing home care? Do you have enough saved up for…Read More
Overtime Overhaul: UPDATE
A last minute development has changed the way the entire country is thinking about handling overtime.Read More
Understanding Expungement and Pardons in South Dakota
It is important to understand the difference between an expungement and a pardon.Read More
Last Wednesday, May 18, 2016, the US Department of Labor provided some new rules that expand overtime pay eligibility for certain employees who aren’t currently required to get overtime. The rules become effective on December 1, 2016, and are estimated to impact over 9,000 South Dakotans. Do these rules apply to your business or employees?Read More
Restraining orders: Do I need a lawyer?
South Dakota allows domestic violence or stalking victims to get protection orders, sometimes called restraining orders. The system often succeeds in protecting potential victims. Unfortunately, the process can be abused. One recent case illustrates how a lawyer protected the integrity of the hearing process.Read More
SD Supreme Court issues DUI opinion affecting CDL drivers
What looked like a straightforward traffic ticket ultimately destroyed a truck driver’s livelihood.On March 16, 2016, the South Dakota Supreme Court issued an opinion that should send an important message to CDL drivers everywhere.Read More
After a decade on 8th Street South, the law firm continues to grow and flourish. Don M. McCarty joined the firm as a partner in November of 2014, and Eric Rasmussen returns to the practice as a partner this coming April. Reed T. Mahlke joined the firm in 2009. Ben Kleinjan joined in 2012. Jennifer…Read More