When it comes to child custody matters, the state of Alaska possesses unique issues unlike many of the states in the lower 48.

Due to Alaska’s remote location, significant distance is involved when a child moves to another state. An ex-spouse (or military personnel) relocating to another state essentially makes custody and visitation arrangements difficult.

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Our Awareness Of The Unique Alaskan Culture

At The Family Law Center For Men, we are aware of the unique Alaskan culture that complicates child custody issues.

With more than 55 years of combined experience, our attorneys have handled many interstate child custody matters for husbands, fathers and military personnel stationed at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Air Station Kodiak, Eielson Air Force Base and Fort Wainwright.

We understand the complicated rules governing custody disputes, including the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA).

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AS 25.24.150. Judgments For Custody.

  • (c) The court shall determine custody in accordance with the best interests of the child under AS 25.20.060 – 25.20.130. In determining the best interests of the child the court shall consider
  • (1) the physical, emotional, mental, religious, and social needs of the child;
  • (2) the capability and desire of each parent to meet these needs;
  • (3) the child’s preference if the child is of sufficient age and capacity to form a preference;
  • (4) the love and affection existing between the child and each parent;
  • (5) the length of time the child has lived in a stable, satisfactory environment and the desirability of maintaining continuity;
  • (6) 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;
  • (7) any evidence of domestic violence, child abuse, or child neglect in the proposed custodial household or a history of violence between the parents;
  • (8) evidence that substance abuse by either parent or other members of the household directly affects the emotional or physical well-being of the child;
  • (9) other factors that the court considers pertinent.
  • (d) In awarding custody the court may consider only those facts that directly affect the well-being of the child.

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Don’t Let Someone Tell You Fathers Don’t Count. You Have Rights.

Child custody and visitation rights are one of the most contentious issues in any divorce. Fathers like you desperately want to be a part of their child’s life.

We can help make sure you are treated fairly and your voice is heard. With decades of experience exclusively advocating for fathers, at Family Law Center for Men, we are confident we can protect your rights.

Let us help – contact us today!

Areas We Serve in Alaska

Anchorage | Juneau | Ketchikan | Palmer | Sitka | Wasilla