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Alaska Divorce Laws

Alaska Divorce Laws

Use this page to research Alaska divorce laws that are relevant to your situation. It is always a good idea to be prepared before talking with your Alaska divorce lawyer. This page provides you with Alaska Divorce Law information to assist you in your research.

Alaska Child Support Laws

In the Alaska Department of Law, legal consolutation is provided to the Alaska Child Support Services Division in local and interstate child support actions in the Collections and Support section. The advice from the Alaska Department of Law includes establishing or disestablishing paternity, establishing and modifying child support orders, obtaining and enforcing medical support orders, and enforcing support obligations through civil process. An example of enforcing support obligations would be to order that the non-custodial parent to apply for permanent fund dividends, and to allow the Alaska child support agency to include pension benefits and Native corporation dividends for the payment of child support.

Alaska Child Visitation Laws

In Alaska, a standard visitation schedule has emerged with the purpose being the health and well-being opf the children. This Alaska standard visitation schedule defines a safe and acceptable solution in the situations where mutual agreements are not possible between the two parents. The Alaska standard visitation schedule defines three visitation terms or periods: every other weekend, summer visitation of four to six (4-6) weeks, and alternating holidays

Alaska Child Custody Laws

The following of Alaska's child custody laws defines guidelines that help determine child custody in Alaska:

  • The physical, emotional, mental, religious, and social needs of the child
  • The capability and desire of each parent to meet those needs
  • The child's preference as to custody if the child is of sufficient age and capacity to form a preference
  • The love and affection existing between the child and each parent
  • The length of time the child has lived in a stable, satisfactory environment and the desirability of maintaining continuity
  • The desire and ability of each parent to allow an open and loving frequent relationship between the child and the other parent
  • Any evidence of domestic violence, child abuse, or child neglect in the household where child custody has been proposed, or a history of violence between the parents
  • Evidence that substance abuse by either parent or other members of the household directly affects the emotional or physical well-being of the child
  • Other factors that the court considers pertinent in determining custody of the child

Alaska Property Division Laws

In Alaska property division law, property and debt issues generally are settled by each party signing a Marital Settlement Agreement. If this agreement can not be agreed upon, then the Alaska Superior Court must order the division by issuing a Decree of Dissolution of Marriage. Alaska is known as an "equitable distribution" state.

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