In Alaska, spouses can decide to end their marriage via the dissolution process if they agree on all issues involving their property distribution and child custody, if applicable. If spouses are unable to agree on all issues, they ask the Alaska Superior Court to make the final decisions.
The process of a divorce can be long and challenging. Alaska requires the parties to exchange information under the Alaska Court Rules, and allows spouses to do discovery before a trial is held. The court will need all the information to decide how to fairly and equitably divide all assets and debts. There are several different legal arguments that may be applicable to determine whether assets and debts are separate or marital property. Under certain circumstances a spouse may be eligible for Spousal Support for a period of time, and interim orders may be necessary before a final decision can be made with regard to a home, a vehicle, a business, or other asset.
I work with my clients to gain all the information needed and advocate for their positions. I use my experience to advise clients on potential outcomes at trial and creative resolutions to reach agreements.