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Divorce or Dissolution

The decision to end your marriage is very difficult. It’s a choice that has life-altering consequences and endless uncertainty.

 You and your spouse have spent years falling in love and building a life together. Many times, couples that have decided to end their marriage just simply want out of the marriage.

Alaska has two proceedings for ending a marriage: divorce and dissolution.

The divorce procedure is for cases in which the parties cannot agree on all issues. A dissolution proceeding requires that both parties agree on all issues in the termination of marriage. A dissolution is easier for a person not represented by an attorney to do on their own.  Often times, people need the help of an attorney to reach an agreement on all issues. This is especially true in cases where there are significant property or child custody issues.

The decision to end the marriage is the first step. Next, the parties have to consider the other consequences of ending the marriage. For example, what happens to the marital home, retirement accounts, and the children? What happens if one party has significantly more education and earning power than the other party? These issues can be difficult to think through on your own while you are experiencing the stress from making the decision to end your marriage. Moreover, the law surrounding the equitable division of assets is complicated and fact specific. 

Our team is here to help.  We have helped many people obtain just results while ending their marriage. We will listen to the facts of your case, identify your goals, and do everything possible to help you achieve them. We welcome the opportunity to be your advocate during this difficult part of your life.   

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Other Family Solutions we offer

Child Custody

Fighting with your former spouse over child custody is emotionally draining. Visitation, changes in visitation, moving, domestic violence, and drug and alcohol abuse often accompany child custody disagreements. The laws surrounding child custody are complicated, and our team is ready to provide you with solutions. 

Child Support

In some cases, an ex-spouse will attempt to use child support as a means to continue to control the family. In Alaska, both parents, even if they do not have custody of their children, have a duty to support their children.

Military Divorce

The most common problems involve the splitting of a service member’s military pension and associated benefits, real and personal property division, and child custody planning. The unique challenges require an experienced team with a strong understanding of the state and federal laws that govern military divorce. 

Paternity

Establishing paternity is critical for many reasons.  First, the father may agree to support the child only to change his mind.  Some benefits are available to the child only if paternity has been established.  Establishing paternity can make a significant difference in a child’s health, financial outlook, and identity.

Spousal Support

Spousal Support is a monthly payment of money made from one spouse to the other. The court may order spousal support to be paid before the divorce is final, after the divorce, or both.  In most cases, the court orders spousal support for a specific purpose and a limited amount of time.

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