Estate Planning Checklist for Same-Sex Married Couples in South Dakota

Scott Swier
Founding Member, Attorney At Law

On June 26, 2015 the United States Supreme Court issued its opinion in Obergefell v. Hodges,finding that same-sex married couples are entitled to equal protection under the laws, and that their marriages must be recognized in all fifty states – including South Dakota.

The Supreme Court’s ruling overrides South Dakota’s law that prohibited same-sex marriage and will undoubtedly have a major impact on estate planning opportunities for same-sex spouses in our state. Here’s a quick post-Obergefell checklist for same-sex married couples in South Dakota.

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