South Dakota Grounds for Divorce

Code Section

25-4-2, et seq.

Residency
Plaintiff, at time action is commenced, must be a resident.

Waiting Period
Action for divorce not heard for 60 days from completed service of plaintiff’s summons. (Court can continue for 30 day if reconciliation possible)

No Fault
Irreconcilable differences.

Defenses
Connivance; collusion; condonation; limitation or lapse of time.

Grounds
Adultery; extreme cruelty; willful desertion or neglect; habitual intemperance; conviction of felony; irreconcilable differences


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