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Alaska Divorce Laws
Alaska Residency Requirements
The spouse who is filing for the dissolution of marriage must be a resident of the state of Alaska at the time of filing. Any person who is serving in a military branch of the United States Government who has been continuously stationed at a military base or installation in the state of Alaska for at least 30 days is considered a resident of the state. The divorce is typically filed with in county in which the filing spouse lives. (Alaska Dissolution Statutes - Sections: 22.10.030, 25-24-080, 25.24.090)
Alaska Divorce Grounds:
No-Fault: incompatibility of temperament which has caused the irremediable breakdown of the marriage. (Alaska Dissolution Statutes- Sections: 25.24.200, 25-24-050)
Alaska Property and Debt Division
If the parties cannot agree otherwise, the court will divide the marital property of the spouses, including retirement benefits, whether joint or separate, acquired only during marriage, in a just manner and without regard to which of the parties is in fault; however, the division of property must fairly allocate the economic effect of dissolution of marriage by being based on consideration of the following factors: (1) the length of the marriage and station in life of the parties during the marriage; (2) the age and health condition of the parties; (3) the earning capacity of the parties, including their educational backgrounds, training, employment skills, work experiences, length of absence from the job market, and custodial responsibilities for children during the marriage; (4) the financial condition of the parties, including the availability and cost of health or medical insurance; (5) the conduct of the parties, including whether there has been unreasonable depletion of marital assets; (6) the desirability of awarding the family home, or the right to live in it for a reasonable period of time, to the party who has primary physical custody of children; (7) the necessities of each party; (8) the time and manner of acquisition of the property in question; and (9) the income-producing capacity of the property and the value of the property at the time of division. (Alaska Dissolution Statutes- Sections: 25-24-160, 25.24.230)
Alaska Spousal Support, Maintenance, or Alimony:
If the parties are not in agreement, the court may order maintenance for a limited or indefinite period of time, in gross or in installments, as may be just and necessary without regard to which of the parties is in fault; an award of maintenance must fairly allocate the economic effect of dissolution of marriage by being based on a consideration of the following factors: (1) the length of the marriage and station in life of the parties during the marriage; (2) the age and health of the parties; (3) the earning capacity of the parties, including their educational backgrounds, training, employment skills, work experiences, length of absence from the job market, and custodial responsibilities for children during the marriage; (4) the financial condition of the parties, including the availability and cost of health insurance; (5) the marital conduct of the parties, including whether there has been unreasonable depletion of marital assets; (6) the distribution of property and (7) other factors the court determines to be relevant in each individual case. (Alaska Dissolution Statutes- Sections: 25-24-165, 25.24.230)
Alaska Custody and Visitation:
The court shall determine custody in accordance with the best interests of the child. In determining the best interests of the child the court shall consider the following: (a) the physical, emotional, mental, religious, and social needs of the child; (b) the capability and desire of each parent to meet these needs; (c) the child's wishes if the child is of sufficient age and capacity to form a preference; (d) the relationship each child has with each parent; (e) the length of time the child has lived in a stable, satisfactory environment and the desirability of maintaining continuity; (f) the willingness and ability of each parent to facilitate and encourage a close and continuing relationship between the other parent and the child, except that the court may not consider this willingness and ability if one parent shows that the other parent has sexually assaulted or engaged in domestic violence against the parent or a child, and that a continuing relationship with the other parent will endanger the health or safety of either the parent or the child; (g) any evidence of domestic violence or abuse (h) evidence that substance abuse by either parent or other members of the household directly affects the emotional or physical well-being of the child; (i) other factors that the court considers pertinent. (Alaska Dissolution Statutes- Sections: 25-24-150, 25.24.090)
Alaska Child Support:
Either parent may be ordered to pay child support. The payments are typically made through the Child Support Enforcement Agency. If the parties are not in agreement to the amount of child support to be paid, the court with apply the state support guidelines. These guidelines will are presumed to be correct, unless the court believes the amount to be unjust due to unusual circumstances. The court will deviate from the support amount produced by the guidelines by considering the following factors: the size of the family; income of the child; health of the child; expenses; income level; special needs of the child; standard of living the child is accustomed to; and the parent's ability to pay. (Alaska Dissolution Statutes- Sections: 25-24-160, 25.27.110)
Alaska Common Questions
How Do I Know if I Should File in Alaska?
One would typically file for divorce in the state in which he or she or his or her spouse resides. If you have recently moved to a new state and wish to file in that new state, you may have to establish residency prior to filing.
If you are in the military and are stationed on a base outside your residency state, you typically are able to file in that state or in your residency state.
If you are in the military and are stationed overseas, you would typically file in your home residency state.
Can I Use 3StepDivorceTM if I Have Children?
Yes. The system and your documents will address all the issues regarding your children such as, but not limited to; custody arrangements, visitation and time-sharing, child support, and medical coverage.
How Much Are the Alaska Filing and/or Court Fees?
The filing and/or court fees are not included in our fee and typically range from $50.00 to $350.00 in total depending on your location of filing and whether or not you have children. The 3StepDivorce service will typically help you yield the lowest filing fee for you because both you and your spouse are in agreement.
How Long Will the Process Take in Alaska?
The process takes an average of less than 1 hour to answer the required questions and generate the documents. Once you file your documents with the court according the filing procedures, the length of time will vary depending on the number of cases in front of yours. Each court has only one or just a few Judges, Masters, or Referees to review all the pending cases.
Should I File or Should My Spouse File?
As a rule of thumb, for uncontested divorces, the spouse who really wants the divorce to be finalized typically does the filing.
Where and How Do I File My Documents?
The documents are filed at your local county courthouse in the family law or domestic relations division or department. Inside your account you will receive step-by-step filing procedures.
Can I Mail or Fax My Documents to the Clerk?
Many courts do permit you to mail and/or fax the documents. This will vary from county to county and state to state, so it will be best to check with the clerk at the courthouse when you are ready to file.
Do I Have to Go to Court in Alaska?
Depending on your state and your situation, you may or may not have to attend a short hearing. Most of the time when a hearing is required, it only lasts 10-15 minutes and only the filing spouse must attend. The hearing is where you will be granted your divorce and the judge will sign the final judgment or decree.
Do I Have to Also Hire a Lawyer?
3StepDivorce is designed for you to do your own uncontested divorce without hiring a lawyer. You will be acting as your own lawyer and filing for your own divorce. Should you need or desire legal advice or should your divorce become contested, we do suggest you hire the services of a lawyer.
Will My Name Also Be Changed?
The wife has the option to change her name back to her former or maiden name through the 3StepDivorce solution.
When is the Divorce Actually Finalized in Alaska?
The divorce is typically finalized when the Judge signs the final judgment or decree. We give a window of 30-90 days from the filing date, but this will vary due to case load at the courthouse and any mandatory waiting periods.
Alaska Divorce Forms
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This easy to use online divorce is a "do it yourself (without a lawyer)" solution for any uncontested divorce (with or without children) that will be filed in the State of Alaska. An uncontested divorce is one in which you and your spouse are in agreement and eliminates the stress and expense of settling your divorce in court.
With 3StepDivorceTM you will complete and instantly print your divorce forms (including a marital settlement agreement), and step-by-step filing procedures to file your own divorce in a timely, professional, and hassle free fashion. The online software is designed to give you full control of your divorce and also avoids the use of third party data entry, thus helping protect your personal information and privacy.
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