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South Dakota Family Law Lawyers
Caring Representation Through Family Law Issues
When faced with a domestic relations dispute, the last thing you want to do is burn bridges that you could have kept. At Aspen Legacy Planning, our family law attorneys understand this, which is why we approach each case carefully and sensitively. You are going through a lot and do not need any more stress. With our legal experience and genuine moral support, we know you can feel better about the road ahead.
Compassionate Guidance When You Need a Family Lawyer
Legal problems get tricky when they arise between yourself and another family member, like a spouse. Thankfully, Principal Attorney Stephen Wesolick is well-versed in all sorts of family legal problems and grounds his representation with real compassion and care. For decades, he has been acting as an estate planning lawyer, which calls for the same gentle, understanding approach in many cases.
Family law cases our law firm can help with include:
- Child custody disputes
- Paternity actions
- Child support establishment
- Post-divorce modifications
- Name changes
- Prenuptial and marital property agreements
- Abuse and neglect proceedings
- Cohabitation and joint-ownership agreements
Understanding South Dakota Family Law
Family law is highly dependent on state law. South Dakota's definition of a "family member" includes former spouses, those in a significant romantic relationship, any couple with a child or expecting a child together, and any two people in a parent/child relationship.
Under South Dakota state law, courts will encourage joint custody, though the primary consideration is the best interests of the child. Grandparents also have the right to visit grandchildren as long as this is considered in the child's best interests, and there is no interference in the parent/child relationship. Additionally, South Carolina is part of the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act, an interstate accord that requires states to recognize child custody decisions that were ordered in other states.
This is only one example of the many nuances to state law regarding the family. Our South Dakota family lawyers can look over your case to see where it falls under both state and federal law.
Protecting Your Best Interests from Start to Finish – Call (605) 610-4016
Family law cases are rooted in extremely personal situations. Only personalized legal representation that pays attention to your goals will do. At Aspen Legacy Planning, our Saouth Dakota family lawyer takes the time to get to know you, your family, and the ins and outs of the situation so we can steer you confidently and easily towards an amicable solution that keeps you happy.
As your attorneys and counselors, we put your interests first - treating you with respect, honesty and dignity.
30 Years of Legal Experience
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