§ 25-2-1 Respect, fidelity, and support
§ 25-2-3 Joint tenancies and tenancies in common
§ 25-2-4 Rights in separate property
§ 25-2-5 Recording inventory of spouse’s separate property–Prima facie evidence
§ 25-2-6 Separate property not liable for debts of spouse
§ 25-2-7 Property rights and powers of spouse
§ 25-2-8 Conveyance of spouse’s separate property
§ 25-2-10 Property transactions of husband or wife–Transactions between spouses
§ 25-2-11 Joint and several liability for necessaries
§ 25-2-12 Right to spouse’s earnings–Earnings of minor children
§ 25-2-13 Alteration of legal relations by husband and wife–Separation and support agreements
§ 25-2-14 Responsibility for acts of spouse
§ 25-2-15 Spouse’s power to sue
§ 25-2-16 Definitions
§ 25-2-17 Formalities
§ 25-2-18 Content
§ 25-2-19 Effect of marriage
§ 25-2-20 Amendment–Revocation
§ 25-2-21 Enforcement
§ 25-2-22 Enforcement–Void marriage
§ 25-2-23 Limitation of actions
§ 25-2-24 Application and construction
§ 25-2-25 Short title

Terms Used In South Dakota Codified Laws > Title 25 > Chapter 2

  • Children: includes children by birth and by adoption. See South Dakota Codified Laws 2-14-2
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Oath: includes affirmation. See South Dakota Codified Laws 2-14-2
  • Person: includes natural persons, partnerships, associations, cooperative corporations, limited liability companies, and corporations. See South Dakota Codified Laws 2-14-2
  • Personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, things in action, and evidences of debt. See South Dakota Codified Laws 2-14-2
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Property: includes property, real and personal. See South Dakota Codified Laws 2-14-2
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
  • Writing: and "written" include typewriting and typewritten, printing and printed, except in the case of signatures, and where the words are used by way of contrast to typewriting and printing. See South Dakota Codified Laws 2-14-2
  • written: include typewriting and typewritten, printing and printed, except in the case of signatures, and where the words are used by way of contrast to typewriting and printing. See South Dakota Codified Laws 2-14-2