Parents can request a Modification of Custody, Modification of Child Support or both from the court if changes have occurred that satisfy the thresholds established under Alaska Law and the courts to be eligible for a modification.
Modifications are necessary when there have been a change in circumstances that have occurred since the original orders were determined by the Court or Child Support Services Division. Examples of possible changes include a move by a parent to another city or state, substance abuse issues by a parent, child endangerment by a parent, domestic violence in the child’s home, or changes of income of 15% or more. Not all changes entitle a parent to a modification.
I advise people and represent them in these situations based on my experience and understanding of the law.