If you are looking for information about Alaska divorce law and Alaska divorce forms, you have come to the right place. Divorce adds the complicated legal dimension to an already stressful situation.
To file for divorce in Alaska, you must be a resident at the time of filing. If you have been serving in a military base or branch in Alaska for 30 days, you are considered a resident. The next thing is the grounds for divorce, which can be divided into two categories: No-Fault and Fault based grounds. It is considered a No-Fault based divorce when both parties amicably agree and explain fully that the marriage is not working. Fault based is when the spouse filing has reasonable evidence to prove that their partner has broken Alaskan marital law.
There are a variety of official reasons a person can file for divorce. If there partner has done any of the following and they have proof then they have a legal case for divorce. The conviction of a felony, wilful neglect, adultery, not consummating the marriage since the marriage started, adultery, verbal or physical abuse and treatment that makes their life harder, serious drink related problems that have lasted for at least a year, addiction to cocaine, morphine, opium or something similar and interestingly an incurable mental illness that has meant their partner has been institutionalised for more than 18 months.
Other important things to consider are child custody and support, property distribution and name changes. Alaskan courts want to do their best to ensure that divorces are as painless as possible, especially when children are involved and will always act with the children's best interests. As having a clearly filled in Alaska divorce form can ensure the proceedings run smoothly, you can download the necessary forms below.