The Alaska Family Law Center is a resource on divorce and family law in the State of Alaska for non-lawyers and pro se litigants. Please let us know if we have omitted a link to an important state resource and we will gladly add it.
Courts and Community ResourcesLawyers and Divorce
Mediation in the Alaska Court System
Glossary of Family Law Terms
Glossary of Family Law Terms - from the Alaska Court System
Alaska Court System Home Page
Alaska Family Law Self-Help Center
Alaska Bar Association
Alaska Law Help - this web site has information on various family law topics, including divorce law, child custody, child support, etc.
State Statutory ResourcesIf you wish to review your State's Statutes or Code, click the links below:
Alaska Statutes - Alaska State Legislature Infobase
Alaska Legal Resource Center
Divorce LawGrounds for divorce in Alaska include, but are not limited to: failure to consummate the marriage at the time of the marriage and continuing at the commencement of the action; adultery; conviction of a felony; wilful desertion for a period of one year; either: cruel and inhuman treatment calculated to impair health or endanger life, personal indignities rendering life burdensome, or incompatibility of temperament, habitual gross drunkenness contracted since marriage and continuing for one year prior to the commencement of the action; incurable mental illness when the spouse has been confined to an institution for a period of at least 18 months immediately preceding the commencement of the action; the status as to the support and maintenance of the mentally ill person is not altered in any way by the granting of the divorce; and addiction of either party, subsequent to the marriage, to the habitual use of opium, morphine, cocaine, or a similar drug.
In order to file for divorce in Alaska, the filing party must be a current resident of Alaska, or if not a resident of the state, and the parties were married outside of Alaska, the spouse must be a current resident of Alaska. If there are minor children, in order for the Court to have jurisdiction or authority to decide about child custody, a child usually has to have been a resident of the state for at least the 6 months prior to filing the custody case.
Filing for Divorce or Dissolution in Alaska - from the Alaska Family Law Self-Help Center
Common Questions About Divorce and Dissolution - from AlaskaLawHelp.org
Uncontested Matters, Agreements, and Settlements - from the Alaska Family Law Self-Help Center
What is Mediation? - from the Alaska Court System
Marital Separation Agreements Explained
Instructions for the Divorce Complaint (with children)
Marriage and Living Together LawAlaska Marriage License Laws
Child SupportAlaska Child Support Services Division
Alaska Child Support Calculator
Child Support: How To Get It - by Alaska Legal Services Corporation
FAQ's Alaska Child Support Services
All About Child Support - from the Alaska Family Law Self-Help Center
Child Support: Consequences of Nonpayment - by Alaska Legal Services Corporation
Reducing Your Child Support Obligation - by Alaska Legal Services Corporation
Available Child Support Services - by State of Alaska
Child Support Explained
How to Get Proof of Your Earnings - Frequently Asked Questions - from the Alaska Family Law Self-Help Center
Child Support Enforcement Abroad - by Office of Child Support Enforcement
Child Custody and Visitation LawChild custody is based on the best interests of the child.
The Best Interest of the Child - from AlaskaLawHelp.org
Parenting and Custody Resources - from the Alaska Family Law Self-Help Center
Your Rights as a Parent - by Alaska Legal Services Corporation
Parent Education Requirements - from the Alaska Family Law Self-Help Center
Grandparent Rights - from the Alaska Family Law Self-Help Center
FAQ on Child Custody and Visitation
Child Custody Resources
Property DivisionAlaska is an "equitable distribution" property state.
Property and Debt - from the Alaska Family Law Self-Help Center