Do I have to list my property in my South Dakota will?

No. In South Dakota, you only need to mention specific property in your will if you want to make a “specific bequest.” A specific bequest is when you leave certain property to a beneficiary in your will, such as a piece of jewelry, a family heirloom, or cash. While you may have a few specific bequests, most people leave the large majority of their estate to beneficiaries by percentages or fractions in their residuary (remaining) estate.