When parents divorce or separate, the most important of all legal issues involve the custody and support of the children. If you are facing a child custody or support issue in Alaska, it is important to consult with an experienced family law attorney.
At The Law Offices of Herbert M. Pearce, I have more than 18 years of experience handling child custody and child support matters for clients from Anchorage and throughout the surrounding areas. I am prepared to fight for your rights while protecting the best interests of your children.
Contact my law office today online or by telephone at 907-276-0113 or 800-579-4214 to speak with an experienced Anchorage custody lawyer.
Alaska Child Custody
There are generally two different types of child custody in Alaska:
- Legal custody refers to decision-making authority over the child's education, health care, religious upbringing and other important matters.
- Physical custody refers to where the child actually lives.
When disputes arise over child custody, it is important to resolve them with as little strife and acrimony as possible, to spare the children from unnecessary stress and anxiety. I have successfully litigated numerous child custody and visitation disputes, and understand the sensitive nature of these issues.
Child Support in Alaska
In Alaska, child support is generally determined by statutory guidelines. However, there are situations in which you may need an attorney to ensure that the initial child support determination is being correctly calculated. I handle a wide range of child support matters for my clients, including child support modifications.
Modifications of Child Custody and Child Support
After a divorce or separation, circumstances inevitably change. Substantial changes such as a job loss, relocation or medical crisis, may warrant a change in existing child custody or child support orders.
Modifications are especially common in Alaska, due to the transient nature of many of the occupations here. If you are seeking a modification of orders, or your ex is seeking a modification that will affect you and your children, I am here to protect your rights and interests.
Also Serving Mat-Su Valley and Kenai Peninsula
If you are facing a child custody or child support issue in Alaska, I am here to stand up for your rights. Contact my law office today online or by telephone at 907-276-0113 or 800-579-4214 to speak with a knowledgeable Anchorage divorce lawyer. I offer an affordable initial consultation in which we will discuss your case and I can inform you of your legal rights and options.