In South Dakota, the plaintiff must be a resident of the state. (South Dakota Codified Laws, Title 25 Domestic Relations, Chapter 4 Divorce Section 30) The divorce action may be commenced in the county of either party. (South Dakota Codified Laws, Title 25 Domestic Relations, Chapter 4 Divorce Section 30.1)
While divorce may be common, when you go through it yourself, you still deserve dedicated, personal focus on your rights and unique situation. An experienced divorce lawyer can help you figure out the best way forward, explain the law, and represent you in court if it is ever necessary. Take the first step now and contact a local divorce attorney to discuss your divorce.