Can a South Dakota court award alimony before a divorce case is completed?

Yes. Under South Dakota law, while an action for divorce is pending, the court may in its discretion require one spouse to pay as alimony any money necessary to support the other spouse or the children of the parties, or to prosecute or defend the action.

Brooke Swier Schloss
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