When two parties are involved in a divorce settlement involving children, they will not always agree when it comes to legal and/or physical custody. If the two parties cannot agree, then the court will make the decision for them. To make the decision, the judge sets a time a day for the parties to appear in court and to present evidence (testimony and documents) on the issues on which the parties can’t agree.
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As an attorney that focuses on divorce and family law, I often receive questions about what to expect with regards to attorney fees and costs in a divorce case. If you’re facing a divorce and have questions about the fees and costs associated with an attorney, I can help guide you through some of the more common financial scenarios that may occur during a divorce case.
Over the years, I have found that clients have many misconceptions about child custody, as well as misconceptions about their rights and obligations under child custody order after the divorce. It’s important to understand child custody laws and how they apply to your family after a divorce.
A legal separation offers couples an alternative to divorce in Alaska. Under Alaska law, a superior court judge can enter a decree of legal separation because there is an incompatibility of temperament between the parties, and the continuation of the marriage will preserve or protect legal, social, religious or financial interests of one or both of the parties. A decree of legal separation allows the couple to live apart while continuing their legal marriage.
Recently, a client asked me if her spouse could prevent her from getting a divorce by not filing an answer to the complaint for divorce. The answer is no. One spouse cannot prevent the other spouse from getting a divorce. If you want a divorce, you are legally entitled to obtain a divorce.
What is a prenuptial agreement?
In Alaska, there are two ways to end your marriage. Dissolution and Divorce.
The first steps to a divorce:
The role of the court in a divorce case is to equitably divide the property and liabilities the parties acquired during marriage.