Divorce Laws In Alaska

Because Alaska is what is called an equitable distribution state, the court will start with the presumption of a 50-50 split. From there, the courts will look at a variety of factors, including employment, sacrifices made during marriage and level of education. The court will try to solve disparities in financial situations by dividing up property in the most equitable way. Ultimately, the goal is to leave the couple on an equal playing field. If there are two people with the same kind of money, education level, etc., then the distribution will be far closer to 50-50.

The courts will generally only rely on alimony/spousal support when there is a very substantial discrepancy in earning potential among spouses. Its duration depends on various factors and may be awarded as interim, reorientation, rehabilitation or long-term support.

In the case of child support, the Alaska child support guidelines are fairly rigid and straightforward and based on a specific calculation based on the parents' adjusted income.

It is important to inform yourself of your rights and options if you are faced with these or other divorce issues.

We, at Aglietti, Offret & Woofter, are prepared to bring more than 35 years of experience to help you reach an ideal resolution to any family law issue. Our lawyers will partner directly with you to understand your goals and unique situation and will begin taking action to help you and your loved ones transition in a way that preserves your emotional and financial well-being.

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