In South Dakota, can a divorce be granted because of a spouse's chronic mental illness?

Yes. In the case of incurable, chronic mania or dementia of either spouse that has existed for five years or more, and while either spouse has been under confinement by court order or of the Board of Mental Illness, the court may grant a divorce.

Brooke Swier Schloss
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