Alaska Divorce Laws

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Alaska Divorce laws regarding property distribution

The Court divides the marital property in an equitable manner after giving proper consideration to the following factors -

  • The value of the property at the time of division
  • The income producing ability of the property
  • The manner and time of acquiring the property
  • The essentialities and circumstances of both the parties
  • The willingness of one party to award the family home or the right to reside in it for a reasonable span of time to the other party which has custody of the child
  • The demeanor of the partners inclusive of any unreasonable lessening of marital assets
  • The economical situation of the parties
  • The earning potential of the partners
  • The health and age of the partners
  • The duration of the marriage

Alaska divorce laws regarding child custody

The court takes a decision regarding child custody on the basis of the best interests of the child, while considering the following -

  • Any proof of substance abuse
  • Any proof of child neglect, child abuse or domestic violence
  • The capacity and wish of every parent to permit a frequent, loving and open relation amongst the other parent and the child
  • The duration for which the child has stayed in a satisfactory and stable ambience and the wish to continue the same
  • The affection and love amongst the child and each parent
  • The preferences of the child if it is of enough capacity and age to make a preference
  • The social, religious, mental, emotional and physical needs of the child
  • The wish and capacity of every parent to fulfill these needs

Child support

The Child support guidelines that have been set by this state are used to calculate the proper amount of child support. One or both partners may be ordered by the Court to pay child support. The payment may be periodic or as a lump sum. If it is proved that the use of the guidelines causes an unfair result, then it is possible to deviate from the guidelines.


The payments of alimony may be done as installments or in lump sum form. The court considers the following issues while making a decision -

  • Property division which has taken place
  • The behavior of the partners, inclusive of any unreasonable lessening of marital assets
  • The economical situation of the parties
  • The earning ability of the partners
  • The health and age of the partners
  • The duration of the married life

Military divorce laws

Specific Federal and State rules and laws are applicable to a military divorce as there are many unique issues relative to a usual civilian divorce. If active duty military members fail to respond to a divorce action, they cannot be held in default as there are laws to safeguard them. The intention of forming these laws is to safeguard active military from being divorced in the absence of their knowledge. For the complete duration of time the active member is on duty and for sixty days thereafter, the divorce proceeding may be postponed. Additionally, if an active member desires to get a divorce, then this member can waive the right to postpone divorce proceedings.

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