Divorce and dissolution
As divorce attorneys, we can help you settle your belongings and manage paperwork during this time so you can focus on your own family.
Child support, custody, and visitation
During and after a divorce, child custody can be complex to plan and enforce. Our team is here to help.
If you require child support after a divorce or separation, or you’ve been asked to pay child support to a partner, our team can ensure a fair agreement is reached.
Adoption or guardianship
Adoption is a beautiful thing, but the process is extremely complete. Hire our Anchorage attorneys for assistance.
Minor children can file for emancipation and thus, independence from their parents before the age of 18 in special circumstances.
Additional family law issues
Our divorce attorney services and other family law expertise can help you through any situation. Contact us today.
What is family law?
In the State of Alaska, family law is an area of law which governs both the creation and breakup of family units. It deals with domestic relations such as: marriage, domestic partnerships, and civil unions; adoption and surrogacy; and child support issues. As family law and divorce attorneys in Anchorage, we deal with cases involving marriage, divorce, guardianship, and adoption. Before a major life event in these areas, it’s always best to consult an experienced attorney early in the process to avoid costly mistakes and misinformation that could cost you later. The American Bar Association agrees:
“It ordinarily is a good idea to consult with a lawyer about major life events or changes, such as a divorce. S/he will protect your rights, as well as the rights of your children. S/he keeps current with the laws in your state concerning marriage, divorce, marital property, child custody and visitation, and family support.”
When should you hire an attorney?
The obvious answer to this question is “it depends.” Not all situations require that you hire an attorney. Generally speaking, if any of the below common family law situations apply to you – you will almost always benefit from a no-obligation consultation with a family law expert: