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Does South Dakota Have Distracted Driving Laws?

Yes and no. Like 46 states nationwide, South Dakota bans all drivers from texting while driving statewide, according to statistics compiled by the Governors Highway Safety Administration. South Dakota's statewide texting while driving ban went into effect on July 1, 2014. Drivers who violate the law are subject to a $100 fine for texting while...

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How does breastfeeding affect the parenting time of the noncustodial parent in a SD divorce?

South Dakota Parenting Guidelines govern many aspects of parenting time and raising children when the parents are divorced or were never married. It recognizes that it is important for children, in general, to have both parents in their lives. It can be very challenging to schedule a parenting time routine when the parents separate before...

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Is there a presumption under South Dakota law that custody of children in a divorce should be joint physical custody?

 On July 1, 2014, South Dakota passed the Shared Parenting Act, which made significant changes to the way joint custody in divorce and other custody matters is determined. There is still no presumption under this new law that joint physical custody of the children be awarded in all divorce and other custody cases. However, the...

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