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Estate Planning in Sioux Falls

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Estate Planning

Many people believe that having an estate plan is only for the wealthiest of individuals.  The fact of the matter is everyone can benefit from creating an estate plan.  Leaving behind a comprehensive and personalized estate plan can be one of the best gifts you leave your family to help give your loved one’s guidance and avoid unintended financial and emotional consequences. 

Our goal as your estate planning lawyer is to provide personalized guidance in understanding all the different estate planning tools available, like a Will or Trust, to create an estate plan that works best for you. Our Sioux Falls estate planning attorney takes an individualized approach because we understand every client’s situation is unique. 


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  • Is there a residency requirement?
    Many states have a length of residency requirement for couples who want to file for divorce. However, while South Dakota does have a residency requirement, there is no particular length of residency required to file for divorce in the state. Instead, the spouse must simply be a resident in good standing. Furthermore, the spouse must remain a state resident in good standing until the divorce is finalized.
  • Is there a waiting period?
    The waiting period for a divorce in South Dakota is 60 days between filing for divorce and when the divorce can be finalized.
  • Is there legal separation in South Dakota?
    South Dakota allows for legal separation. This allows for a couple to settle disputed matters such as child custody and support, live separately, and remain legally married. In essence, a couple can live as if they’re divorced, but they will still receive the same benefits that a legal marriage provides.
  • Are there annulments in South Dakota?
    While divorce legally ends a marriage, annulment says the marriage never existed. There are limited cases when South Dakota will allow for annulment.

Meet Your Lawyer

Kelsey Ver Beek

Kelsey Ver Beek

Founding Attorney

Kelsey Ver Beek is the founding attorney of Ver Beek Law, a South Dakota law practice.

Kelsey grew up in a small Iowa town with her three siblings. Before pursuing law, she earned her Bachelor’s degree from Morningside College in Sioux City, IA, graduating in three years, with honors.

She enrolled in The University of South Dakota School of Law and graduated with the class of 2015. Due to her personal experience with, and passion for, family law litigation, Kelsey decided to focus her career on family law. She is licensed in the state of South Dakota as a practicing family law attorney, and strives to provide a professional, yet empathetic approach to each of her clients. She attentively focuses on the needs of every client, with experience in cases involving divorce, adoption, alimony, child custody, and other family law matters.

When Kelsey is not working she enjoys spending time with her family. Her four children and life on the farm keep her busy.

Get in Touch :


Call (605) 988-8556 for a Consultation

Call today to schedule a consultation to get started on creating an estate plan that works best for you and your family. During a consultation, you will sit down with our Sioux Falls lawyer and we will help you figure out your next best steps for moving forward. Call (605) 250-2227 today to get started on your plan.

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