South Dakota Uncontested Divorce Lawyer

Experienced Family Law Attorneys Brookings, SD

The best types of divorce cases are those in which the parties are able to get along and reach mutual decisions regarding the dissolution of their marriage. These types of divorce cases are generally referred to as uncontested divorce cases.

Benefits of an Uncontested Divorce

There are many benefits to an uncontested divorce. First and foremost, you will save a considerable amount of money. Contested divorce cases are often very expensive, as angry spouses can spend months arguing over the smallest things. The more quickly you are able to settle the terms of your divorce, the less money it will ultimately cost you in the end.

In addition to saving money, people involved in an uncontested divorce are not subjected to the headache, hassle, stress, and overall anxiety associated with most contested divorce cases. Furthermore, if there are children involved, an uncontested divorce will be physically, mentally and emotionally easier on them.

Experienced South Dakota Divorce Attorneys

At the Helsper, McCarty and Rasmussen Law Firm, our goal is to guide you through the divorce process as efficiently as possible. It is only natural that some problems, disagreements or discrepancies may arise. You can trust a skilled South Dakota divorce attorney from our office to help you work through any obstacles you encounter to keep your divorce on track. We will look out for your best interest, protect your rights, and make sure your specific needs, wants, and concerns are honored by a court of law.

Property Division in South Dakota

During a divorce, one of the most important issues to address is how your marital property will be divided. It is not uncommon for divorcing spouses to have conflicting opinions over how their property should be divided. Under South Dakota law, all assets, money and property acquired during marriage are up for equitable distribution, regardless of which party’s name is on the title or the account. Some common examples of marital property are:

  • Real Estate
  • Pensions
  • Retirement Accounts
  • Savings Accounts
  • Healthcare Benefits
  • Stock Options
  • Investments (i.e. mutual funds)
  • Time Shares
  • Automobiles
  • Antiques or collectibles
  • Business ventures
  • Education degrees
  • Professional licenses

It is important for both parties to realize that equitable distribution is not the same as equal distribution. Understanding your rights under equitable distribution can be confusing. Working with a knowledgeable and well-practiced South Dakota divorce lawyer will ensure that your rights and property are protected.

Contact a South Dakota lawyer at Helsper, McCarty and Rasmussen Law Firm.