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If you are currently dealing with, or about to deal with, the South Dakota state court system with respect to a probate or estate issue - the following information should be helpful to you.

Probate law governs estate matters when someone who, such as a family member or other loved one, passes away. These laws insure that creditors are paid properly and that assets are distributed correctly to the "heirs," or the descendant(s) of the estate.

What is the purpose of Probate? Probate is the legal process that deals with estate assets and property, with regard to heirs and creditors. Probate begins with a "petition" to open the estate and name a personal representative who is responsible for the administration of the deceased's property.

The next step is when an official Notice of Creditors is printed in a local newspaper and Notice of Administration is sent to other involved parties. Creditors then have a set amount of time to file their claims from the first date of publication. Then the personal representative can pay the debt and distribute the remaining estate. Finally, a petition for discharge is filed, and the estate is closed.


South Dakota Probate Law

Probate in the state of South Dakota requires that the people managing your estate and inheritance matters are aware how probate is to be conducted in this state, with respect to state probate regulations, deadlines and written documents. These regulations are critical, as proper probate procedure has a material affect on how and when heirs in South Dakota can receive their inheritance.

It is very important how a surviving wife or husband of the decedent is dealt with, in compliance with South Dakota probate law. This includes debt. In South Dakota probate, debts that are owed to the decedent are taken very seriously. Your probate attorney will know exactly how to deal with debt related issues.

In the state of South Dakota, probate court has to appoint an administrator before probate can move forward. From that point on, it will be increasingly important how all legal probate documents are written, executed and filed with the probate court. The formal guidelines for South Dakota paperwork are strict, as are the deadlines when essential probate tasks and documents are to be completed.

In South Dakota, if the decedent passes away intestate (leaving no will) the surviving wife or husband's share of the estate is 100% of the entire estate - except when a descendant of the decedent survives him or her. The decedent's surviving descendants also must be descendants of the surviving spouse.

By South Dakota law, a debt owed to the decedent of an estate in probate is not charged against anyone's intestate share of the estate except the debtor. If the debtor passes away before the decedent, then that debt isn't calculated when it is time to figure out shares belonging to the debtor's descendants. This is crucial in South Dakota probate, as it is essential to create an accounting of all of the decedent's debts and debtors. This must be accomplished accurately, and carefully, because it can have a material impact on the heir's (or heirs') inheritance.

It would be advisable to have an experienced South Dakota probate attorney involved during probate to accomplish all of these tasks quickly and correctly. Hiring a probate lawyer who is familiar with South Dakota probate law would be extremely helpful. The probate attorney can be there through the entire probate process to insure the inheritance process is being handled properly. It is not advisable to go through South Dakota probate alone, in order to protect your inheritance and the inheritance of the other heirs, should there be other heirs involved in the estate.

South Dakota Probate

South Dakota does not have a separate probate court. The Circuit Court has civil and juvenile jurisdiction.

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