How to File a Typical Civil Suit in South Dakota

Going through with a civil suit can be daunting. We're here to help guide you. 

This overview is designed to help you understand what is happening in court and what you might need to do. If you are under the age of 18, a parent, guardian, or other person who is qualified under the law will be appointed and named in the lawsuit for you. For privacy reasons, only your initials will appear in the lawsuit and your personal information will be kept confidential under federal laws.

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