South Dakota Bankruptcy Law

South Dakota Bankruptcy Law

Learn how bankruptcy works in South Dakota. Learn how to file bankruptcy in South Dakota District Bankruptcy Court, how to complete the Means Test for all South Dakota counties, and how to use South Dakota Bankruptcy Exemption laws to protect your property, and how a South Dakota bankruptcy lawyer can help you if you need it.
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Automatically apply the South Dakota median income standards and county expense standards your means test calculation.

Bankruptcy Courts Serving South Dakota

Automatically apply the South Dakota median income standards and county expense standards your means test calculation.

South Dakota Bankruptcy Guide

Welcome! has provided free bankruptcy information to more than 10 million consumers since 2006, and the Free Means Test Calculator (April 1, 2022 Edition)  has helped hundreds of thousands of consumers figure out where they stand in relation to the bankruptcy means test, created by the 2005 BAPCPA bankruptcy act.

In addition to the means test calculator, this site has answers to your questions  about bankruptcy:

How to File Bankruptcy in South Dakota

Bankruptcy Means Test Calculator

South Dakota Bankruptcy Exemptions

Bankruptcy Court Info for South Dakota

Free Bankruptcy Forms & Instructions

Bankruptcy Lawyers Near Me

Note: This website is updated as time permits. It's is up to you to contact your local court and confirm and update any information you need. Information is not advice. Consult with a bankruptcy lawyer for advice about how the law relates to your exact situation.


Means Test Calculator for all South Dakota counties

The free bankruptcy means test calculator is a free, automated version of the official Means Test Form you must file with the court.

This free automated version: help you determine whether you pass the "means test" for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. more...  


South Dakota Bankruptcy Exemptions - All Categories

South Dakota Exemptions Summary:


Real property to unlimited value or mobile home (larger than 240 sq. ft. at its base and registered in state at least 6 months before filing) to unlimited value; property cannot exceed 1 acre in town or 160 acres elsewhere; sale proceeds to $30,000 ($170,000 if over age 70 or widow or widower who hasn't remarried) exempt for 1 year after sale (husband & wife may not double)

Vehicle Exemption

no specific exemption

Personal Property

Bible, schoolbooks; other books to $200
Burial plots, church pew
Family pictures
Food & fuel to last 1 year

Wild Card

Head of family may claim $6,000, or nonhead of family may claim $4,000 of any personal property



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