Experienced in all divorce and family law related matters

Divorce

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  Going through a divorce can be very difficult and emotional, and the process can be overwhelming and confusing.  At Riggins Family Law, we understand this, and we strive to provide the support and legal guidance you need during this difficult time. Many factors that must be determined during divorce proceedings, including spousal support, and if there are children, custody and child support.  Whether our clients are planning for divorce, or divorce proceedings have been initiated by their spouse, we have the knowledge and experience to help protect our clients' financial and emotional interests. We will guide you through the law and your rights and make sure that your best interests are protected so that you can move forward with your life.

Child Custody

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No two families are the same and child custody plans should work to meet your children's individual needs.  Reaching custody and parenting time decisions can be often fraught with tension, At Riggins Family Law we want what is best for our clients and their children, and will work to negotiate or advocate for the best outcome.

Adoption and A.R.T Law

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 Forming a family through adoption or assisted reproductive technologies is very exciting. However, both are covered by complicated laws, varying by state, that can be difficult to navigate on your own. At Riggins Family Law we are well-versed in South Dakota adoption and assisted reproduction laws and can guide you throughout the entire process so you can avoid any legal troubles down the line. At Riggins Family Law we are here for you to make sure you can fully enjoy this happy transition.

Child support

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Children's need for support does not stop when their parents separate.   At Riggins Family Law we well-versed in the state’s child support laws and will work for your best interests as well as those of your child. We can also help with negotiating the adjustment of child support payments as circumstances and needs change.

Premarital agreements

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A premarital agreement is a private contract entered into before a marriage  takes place. Premarital agreements are also referred to as prenuptial agreements, antenuptial agreements, marriage contracts or  prenups for short . Premarital agreements help to set clear expectations for the parties regarding how financial matters  will be handled in the event of either a divorce or death.


Guardianship/ Third Party custody

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 When a child’s parents are unable to care for the child, a guardianship or third party custody may be needed.