On this fourth edition of Justice Alaska on Hometown Alaska, explore the many dimensions of family law. Co-host and legal expert Senior Judge Elaine Andrews will walk us through some of this complex territory.
What happens when folks decide to divorce? How do they divide property? What happens to a family home? What if the couple had a prenuptial agreement, or owned property before they married?
And then there’s the topic of children. How is custody decided? What if one party wants to move out of state? How does the age of children affect where and with whom they may be placed?
Who decides the amount of child support? How is that enforced?
We welcome calls from our listeners with questions and experiences in these areas. Remember, the only bad question is the one you don’t ask!
- Kathleen McCoy
- Senior Judge Elaine Andrews, legal expert co-host
- Janet Platt, family law practitioner
- Jacob Sonneborn, family law practitioner
- American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, website
- AAML information center: guidance on divorce, custody, grandparent rights etc.
- Alaska Association of Collaborative Professionals, ‘resolving disputes respectfully’
- Alaska Court System: Family Law Center
- American Bar Association, Family Law Section
- FAQs about Family Law
- Glossary of legal terms (PDF) (from Divorce Forms Client Handbook)
- How to find a lawyer, Alaska
- ‘Family law in the 50 States,’ tables
- Surviving your divorce, client manual
- Coparenting during and after divorce, client manual
- The 50+ divorce, client manual
- Finances before, during and after divorce
- 200+ FAQs on getting divorced