Purpose of spousal support or alimony in South Dakota is to place the supported spouse as close as possible
to the same standard of living she/he was in during the marriage.
Different types of alimony like the temporary, short and long term or permanent alimony can be awarded to the spouse in need of it.
Eligibility for Spousal Support:
The alimony awarded should be fair, equitable and just so as to prevent any kind of economic uncertainty among both the parties.
Therefore, several factors are considered before determining the award.
The factors include:
- A legal marriage
- Degree of marital fault by the recipient
- Earning abilities, physical and mental health, age, child custody and more