Because you can't take it with you when you die -- and since we don't choose how and when we die for the most part -- states have enacted estate planning laws in order to plan for our eventual demise. Welcome to FindLaw's section on South Dakota's estate planning laws, with legalese-free explanations of these important laws and procedures. In this section you will find information on what constitutes a valid will in South Dakota, how living wills work, and the utility of a durable power of attorney. In addition, you'll find information about the state's civil statute of limitations. Click on one of the following links to learn more about South Dakota estate planning laws.