Family law encompasses a wide variety of legal processes and sanctions, whether you are getting married and need to obtain a marriage license or are defending against family-related crimes such as child abuse. Welcome to FindLaw's section covering the family laws of South Dakota, with authoritative explanations of the law for non-attorneys. In this section, you'll learn about the legal requirements and process for getting a divorce, how courts decide custody cases, how to adopt a child, and much more. In addition, you'll see articles about family-related crimes such as domestic violence and child abuse. Click on a link below to learn more about South Dakota's family laws.