Alaska Divorce Forms & Papers

Divorce Papers > Alaska Divorce Forms & Papers

Filing a divorce in Alaska is no different than any other state. However, one must fulfill the residential requirements of the state in order to file a divorce petition in the state. The procedure to file a divorce in Alaska has been simplified; moreover, the dissolution can also be done with the initiative of one spouse. Alaska divorce forms and papers can be obtained even online and one can also go for a do it yourself divorce all by your own. Before filing for a divorce one should be aware of the procedures and terms in order to have a hassle free divorce. It is also good to contact a lawyer and know all the procedures before taking this very important step in your life.

Residential requirements for Alaska:

The spouse filing the divorce must be a resident. The residency time limit, however, is not specified. [Alaska Statutes; Title 25, Chapters 22-10.030 and 24.080). For more information on filing a divorce see our page on how to file for divorce.

Grounds for filing a divorce in Alaska:

The legal grounds necessary for dissolution of marriage in Alaska are:

No-Fault: Incompatibility of temperament that has caused the irremediable breakdown of the marriage. [Alaska Statutes; Title 25, Chapter 24.200).

Fault based grounds: Under the fault based grounds one can file a divorce for reasons such as adultery, drug abuse, mental illness that cannot be cured, unable to consummate the marriage, felony conviction, desertion for over a year, inhuman or cruel treatment, drunkenness or undignified behavior by any of the spouse.

The simplified procedure for divorce:

The spouses can jointly file a petition for divorce if the ground for filing a divorce is incompatibility of temperament. In such a case:

Both spouses should agree upon custody, support, and visitation of the children. This also involves, minor children and other settlements in case the wife is pregnant. Partners should also agree on the distribution of all the jointly owned asset and property. This includes benefits of retirement and other spousal support. Apart from it, the spouses should agree upon the payments of all the obligations, incurred by either of them or jointly.

Do It Yourself Divorce: When filing a divorce all on your own, one can either do an agreed divorce or a default divorce. These divorces can be filed regardless the reason for filing a divorce.

Agreed Divorce: In an agreed divorce both the spouses agree upon the terms and conditions of the divorce. This is the most common form of divorce in Alaska with 75% clients going for this kind of divorce. An agreed divorce needs to be signed by both the parties and they usually agreed upon terms such as Alaska child custody, Alaska property distribution or Alaska child support.

Default divorce: Default divorce on the other hand is filed by only one of the spouse. The spouse just defaults on the case. In a default divorce the spouse filing for divorce basically gets everything that is been asked for. Apart from this in a default case only the spouse filing for divorce files the divorce papers and documents.

Procedure to file a divorce in Alaska:

Divorce in Alaska can be done in three steps

  • Filing the divorce: This is the first step to precede a divorce. Filing is usually done by one of the spouses and the other spouse gets a legal notification for the court about the same.
  • Notifying the Spouse: The spouse filing for divorce should also notify the spouse about the divorce and try to get an agreed divorce. This would make the entire process run smoothly and without wasting much time and money.
  • Attending the divorce hearing: Both the spouses need to attend the court hearing to get the divorce pronounced and to complete all the necessary formalities.


  1. Use the following words, all capital letters: SUPERIOR COURT FOR THE STATE OF ALASKA; JUDICIAL DISTRICT
  2. Use the following words, all capital letters: PETITION FOR THE DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
  3. Use the word "Petitioner'. Be sure the "P" is capitalized.
  4. Use the word "Respondent". Be sure the "R" is capitalized.
  5. Use the following words, all capital letters: DECREE OF DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
  6. Use the word "County" here.
For detailed divorce laws in Alaska state, please see Alaska Laws page.

Free Alaska Divorce Forms for Download

Missing Spouse: In case if one of the spouses is missing, you can still get a divorce in Alaska. You may however need to spend extra to run an advertisement in the newspaper or similar sources to submit in the court about you efforts to locate the spouse has been exhausted.

Following divorce forms are free for download. Most of the forms are provided with instructions on how to fill the form.
To download any of these divorce papers and forms just right click on the link and select "Save As...".

Required Forms List for Alaska

Alaska Divorce Instructions

Temporary Child Support Order (Domestic Violence)

If you don't want to file for divorce papers directly then find Divorce Lawyers in Alaska here.

Divorce Papers

How To File For Divorce
Divorce lawyers
Divorce Laws
Divorce Mediation
Divorce Statistics
Uncontested Divorce
No Fault Divorce
Divorce Procedures
Divorce Questions
Divorce Tips
Divorce Steps
Children And Divorce
Do It Yourself Divorce
Divorce Support
Divorce Settlement
Divorce Rights
Collaborative Divorce
Marriage And Divorce
Divorce Alimony
Divorce Proceedings
Contested Divorce
Divorce Counseling
Divorce Petition
Divorce Custody
Divorce Legal Advice
Divorce Adultery
Divorce In America
Divorce Child Support
International Divorce
Divorce Orders
Post Divorce
Property Divorce
Legal Separation