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Child Custody in Alaska



If you're not living with your child's other parent, the two of you will have to reach a child custody arrangement (known as a parenting plan), visitation schedule and child support agreement. Each parent should be represented by an Alaska child custody attorney, who can help the parents negotiate these agreements.

Alaska Child Custody Basics

Parents who are divorcing, as well as unmarried parents who are not a couple, need to make several important decisions about the parenting of their minor children. These child custody decisions include:

  • Which parent will have legal custody of the child? The parent with legal custody is responsible for all major decision-making that affects the child.
  • Which parent will have physical custody of the child? Physical custody relates to where the child primarily resides. If one parent has sole physical custody, the other parent typically has visitation rights.
  • Which parent will be responsible for paying child support and how much will the parent pay?

Why Hire a Child Custody Attorney?

If Alaska parents cannot reach a mutually agreeable child custody agreement, then your case will go to trial and a judge will make these decisions on behalf of you and your family. You and your ex, with the assistance of your Alaska child custody lawyers, should make every effort to avoid a trial and negotiate an agreement.

Find & Hire an Alaska Child Custody Lawyer

If you need to hire an Alaska child custody attorney, then you've come to the right website. Whether you live in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau or elsewhere in the state, Attorneys.com can quickly connect you with a child custody attorney in your area. To use our service, call us at 877-913-7222 or fill out the form on this page.