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In South Dakota, the plaintiff must file a complaint setting for the grounds for divorce, basic information about the parties, compliance with the residency requirement, the relief sought by the court and other basic facts. Additionally, the plaintiff must file an admission of service signed by the other party and notarized or a sheriff’s return of service; a stipulation/agreement signed by both parties or a motion for default judgment and a notarized affidavit of default; and an affidavit of jurisdiction and grounds. (North Dakota Court website)
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