In South Dakota, is a spouse jointly liable for "necessaries"?

Yes. Every spouse is jointly and severally liable for the purchase price, or the reasonable value of, all the "necessaries" of life, including food, clothing, and fuel purchased by either spouse for their family while they are living together as a married couple.

Brooke Swier Schloss
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