Swier Law Firm Secures South Dakota Supreme Court Win in Child Support Case

Posted on Apr 28, 2015

The South Dakota Supreme Court recently issued its decision in Wiseman v. Wiseman, upholding a trial court's ruling that past due child support payments were not retroactively modifiable under SDCL 25-7-7.3.

In its ruling, the Supreme Court held that South Dakota law expressly limits a court’s power to retroactively modify child support. It may only retroactively modify child support payments that accrue during the “period in which there is pending a petition for modification of the support obligation."

Swier Law Firm's Chris McClure represented the prevailing party before the Supreme Court.