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Forms and Mediation Aid for Pro-Se Divorcing Couples in South Dakota

WORKS CLINIC Welcomes You

WHAT IS THE WORKS CLINIC?

The WORKS CLINIC is free and provides Forms and Mediation Aid for Divorcing Couples who qualify. It's made possible by the collaborative efforts of the University of South Dakota Knudson School of Law, the South Dakota State Bar Foundation, the South Dakota Bar Association ADR Committee, and the Unified Judicial System (UJS) First, Second & Seventh Circuit Courts.

 

The purpose of the clinic is to help self-represented couples and families within the First, Second, and Seventh South Dakota Circuit Court Areas who have income within 200% of Federal Poverty Guidelines to fill out the necessary UJS Forms when filing for divorce.

While WORKS CLINIC is held in person on selected dates in Vermillion, Rapid City, and Sioux Falls, most meetings will be held online using Zoom.

 

Those who qualify for the program and wish to participate, should call to set an appointment for a WORKS CLINIC. Before you contact WORKS, please check the Participant Eligibility qualifications listed below, and read through the What to Expect information. 

Participants will need to make arrangements to provide a translator if one is needed. 

Contract Paper Signing

DIVORCE FORMS

Signing a Contract

MEDIATION AID

Participant Eligibility:

In order to participate in the WORKS CLINIC, parties must meet all of these criteria:

LOCATION

Reside within the First, Second, or Seventh Circuit Court areas

Circuit Court Map

INCOME

Have a total income within 200% of Federal Poverty Guidelines. Please refer to the chart below to check eligibility.

SELF-REPRESENTED

Both parties must be Self-Represented and they must agree to use the 

UJS Court Forms.

Important to Know:  

-Most meetings are held online (see our Zoom: How To page)

-You must provide your own translator if one is needed

-Neither party will be eligible if either party retains an attorney

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GET IN TOUCH

Have additional questions? Send us a message and we'll get back to you as soon as possible or reach out at:

605-215-5638

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