At Family Law Center for Men, our Alaska child support attorneys are experienced, reliable, and solutions-focused advocates for men. Our firm is devoted to ensuring our clients get a fair shake from the system. If you are a father or an alleged father with any questions about a child support case, we are here to help. Contact us at our Anchorage law office today for a fully confidential consultation with an Alaska child support lawyer for men. 

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An Overview of Child Support Laws in Alaska

As a family law firm for men, Family Law Center for Men handles the full range of child support cases. Whether you are negotiating an initial child support order, facing enforcement action, or seeking a child support modification, we are here as a legal resource. It is helpful for men to understand how our state’s child support laws work. Here is a basic overview of the critical things men should know about child support laws in Alaska: 

  1. Both Parents Have a Duty to Provide Financial Support for a Child: In Alaska, the mother and father must provide financial support for every child. This commitment ensures that the child’s essential needs are met, including housing, food, clothing, education, and healthcare. The obligation usually continues until the child turns 18 or 19, if still in high school. Fathers have the equal right to receive child support as a mother. 
  2. Paternity is the Basis of Legal Fatherhood: In Alaska, establishing paternity is critical to any child support case for fathers not married to the child’s mother at birth. In Alaska, parents can voluntarily acknowledge paternity, or a court can determine it through a procedure if there are disputes. Without paternity, there is no child support obligation. 
  3. Alaska has Child Support Guidelines: To ensure consistency and fairness, Alaska has set child support guidelines that determine the amount a non-custodial parent should pay. These guidelines consider the custody arrangement, the income of both parents, and the number of children involved. 
  4. The Court will make a deviation if unusual circumstances exist: While the guidelines provide a standardized approach, Alaska’s laws also acknowledge that every family is unique. A court can deviate from the standard amount if unusual circumstances exist, such as a child with special needs or significantly high medical expenses.

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Why Rely On The Alaska Child Support Lawyers at Family Law Center for Men

For men, navigating a child support case in Alaska can be challenging. You deserve a fair shake from the system. With more than five decades of combined experience, our family lawyers protect men’s legal rights and financial interests. We are proactive. Among other things, our Alaska child support attorneys are ready to: 

  • Hear your story and answer your questions about child support;
  • Help you gather and organize financial documents and records and
  • Take whatever legal action is required to protect your economic interests.  

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Contact Our Alaska Child Support Attorney for Men Today

At Family Law Center for Men, our Alaska child support lawyer has extensive experience representing men. Whether you are paying or receiving child support, our family law team is ready to help. Contact us today to set up your fully confidential, no-obligation consultation. We represent men in child support cases in Alaska.