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Alaska Custody Laws

Legal Custody and Physical Custody in Alaska There are two types of custody in Alaska custody cases determined by the court. The first is what is called “legal custody” and the second is “physical custody”. Legal custody is defined as the right to make important decisions about the child(ren) including, legal, medical, educational, and religious…


Alaska Electronic Monitoring

CREDIT FOR TIME ON ELECTRONIC MONITORING PRIOR TO CONVICTION Alaska Now Allows Credit for Time Spent on Electronic Monitoring Prior to Conviction In August 2015, the State of Alaska recently enacted legislation enabling persons convicted of crimes to get credit for time served on electronic monitoring as part of a bail condition. Stated basically, you…


Domestic Violence Protective Orders in Alaska

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RESTRAINING ORDERS Alaska allows victims of domestic violence to apply for and receive both short-term and long-term domestic violence restraining orders or protective orders. The short-term order is typically for 20 days and a long-term order is typically for a period of 1 year. In order to get a domestic violence restraining order…


Alaska Divorce Basics

Divorce and Property Division in Alaska Food Alaska divorce lawyers will know that divorce should be differentiated from child custody issues in Alaska. While custody cases may be determined in a divorce case, the two are entirely different. Divorce severs the matrimonial bonds between the parties and otherwise determines the division of marital assets and…