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Family Law Attorneys in Sioux Falls

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Family Law

We understand the complexities of family matters and family legal issues and truly care. Whether you are seeking a modification to an existing court order or alimony, trying to resolve a child custody, seeking adoption or guardianship, or something else, we will do everything possible to help you get the results you are pursuing because, simply put, we care. You can rely on our family law legal team for the personalized and proficient legal services you deserve.

Our Sioux Falls lawyers are intimately familiar with all aspects of South Dakota family law. We are experienced in this practice area, giving us unique insight into its myriad procedures, rules, and laws. Our family legal team can help you make well-informed decisions for your future and family as we navigate you every step of the way. 


As a boutique law firm, we are able to dedicate 100% of our time, attention, and effort to each client we accept — you are no exception. When you retain us, you work directly with our caring and capable lawyers. You can trust us to provide you with the focused and attentive advocacy you need.

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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.
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Meet Your Lawyers

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.

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Kathryn Morrison

Kathryn Morrison


Kathryn Morrison represents men and women in all facets of family law litigation. She has successfully litigated in the areas of child support, divorce, custody, parenting time and adoption, aiding individuals in the state of South Dakota during their most vulnerable times. She also has years of courtroom experience and has appeared before the South Dakota Supreme Court.

Kathryn looks for practical solutions for clients facing litigation. She believes in a proactive and honest approach when dealing with family law issues so that clients are placed in the best possible position and fully informed regarding their matters.

Kathryn Morrison graduated from Augustana College in 2008, Magna Cum Laude. She attended the University of Nebraska School of Law and graduated with honors in 2011. Kathryn is a member of the Nebraska Bar Association and South Dakota Bar Association.

In her free time, Kathryn enjoys cheering on her Nebraska Huskers and spending time with her husband.

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Megan Busch

Megan Busch


Megan Busch is a licensed attorney in the State of South Dakota.

Megan is originally from Arlington, NE, where she grew up with her two siblings. Before beginning law school Megan attended Midland University in Fremont, NE, where she graduated in three years as a double major student-athlete.

Following college, Megan began law school and graduated from the University of South Dakota School of Law with the Class of 2016. While in law school, Megan was an active participant in the Student Bar Association and Women-in-Law. Prior to joining Ver Beek Law, Megan was a Law Clerk for the Third Judicial District in the State of Iowa from 2016-2019

Outside of work, Megan enjoys watching movies, reading, and spending time with her family and husband, Troy.

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Call (605) 998-9556 for a Consultation

If you have any problems involving family law in South Dakota, we have the knowledge and skill set required to help you resolve them. During a consultation, you will sit down with one of our Sioux Falls lawyers and we will help you figure out your next best steps for moving forward. Call (605) 988-8556 today to get started on your case.

What Clients are Saying

Cameron R.

I would recommend Ver Beek Law to anyone looking for an attorney that cares. Not only that but one that is always looking out for your best interests. Kelsey has always handled my case in a very professional manner and communicates what is going on with my case in a prompt and timely manner.

Twila H.

WOW! If you are in need of a GREAT family law attorney, Ms. Kathryn Morrison is the one!!! She is simply amazing. She is kind, passionate, patient, understanding, caring, honest, thoughtful and truly genuine!! She was thorough and very attentive to detail. She made us feel that our case was important. She was realistic, honest and was not misleading in any way. She was calm and help me remain that way. Our family considers her a family friend. We highly recommend this firm and Kathryn Morrison! You will NOT be disappointed.

Carolyn S.

I needed a child custody lawyer and everyone recommended VerBeek Law. This was my first experience with an attorney having my back and I was not disappointed! Megan Reed, my attorney, is small but mighty and she was amazing! She REALLY listened to me! I had 5 years of issues stored up and I just kind of spewed them out in a ramble. She somehow sifted through it all and made the arrangement I wanted, but adjusted it so it would be even better. My child and I received everything we wanted, needed and more. When comparing my attorney to my exes - there is no comparison. My attorney fought for me. His attorney didn’t. She just showed up when she needed to show up and went through the motions. Megan immersed herself in my case and stood by me and it paid off because I won. That is the difference between an attorney who is invested and not invested. I couldn’t have chosen a better law firm! Thank you, Megan!

Melanie S.

Ver Beek Law came to the rescue of my 3 grandsons. Their team. Yes team...listened and supported our family throughout this terrible ordeal that we were going through. They were professional and proficient, even with Covid and the new guidelines at court they made me feel safe and took the worry from my hands into theirs...I have had terrible experiences with lawyers in prior family law cases and there is no-one else I would suggest to help your family in times of need.
Thank you all so much!

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