Key Family Law Citations | Laws/Statutes | Rules | Regulations | Supreme Court Opinions
PLEASE NOTE: The links below are to the 2013 Alaska Statutes on the Alaska Legislature website.
|Action for failure to permit visitation with minor child||AS 25.20.140|
|Best interest factors||AS 25.24.150|
|Children as dependents for tax purposes||AS 25.24.232|
|Delegation of powers by parent or guardian||AS 13.26.020|
|Domestic violence protective order||AS 18.66.100-.180|
|Grandparent's visitation rights||AS 25.20.065|
|Interest rate for child support arrears||AS 25.27.025|
|Judgment for custody||AS 25.24.150|
|Judgment for property||AS 25.24.160|
|Legal separation||AS 25.24.400 et seq.|
|Modification of custody or visitation||AS 25.20.110|
|Non-custodial parents' right to medical records||AS 25.20.130|
|Presumption that the husband is a child’s father||AS 18.50.160(d)|
|Shared custody||AS 25.20.090|
|Spousal support||AS 25.24.160(a)(2)|
|Temporary (also called interim) custody||AS 25.20.070|
Temporary (also called interim) orders
(attorney fees and costs, spousal maintenance, child support, use of the marital home, vehicle etc.)
|Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act||AS 25.30.300 et seq.|
|Uniform Interstate Family Support Act||AS 25.25.101 et seq.|
The laws, also called statutes, are passed by the legislature. The statutes are available online on the Alaska Legislature's website, and the current print version is available at all Alaska Court System law libraries, your local Legislative Information Office (LIO), and many public libraries.
The Alaska Rules of Court are the rules for the administration of all courts in the state and for practice and procedure in civil and criminal cases established by the supreme court under the authority of the Alaska Constitution. The current Rules are available online on the Alaska Court System website, and the print version is available at all Alaska Court System law libraries, your Legislative Information Office (LIO), and some public libraries.
Civil Cases are controlled by the Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure , these rules include Civil Rule 90.3, which governs how child support is calculated.
There are also Rules of Evidence , which control what information the Judge may consider when making a decision.
There are also special rules for Probate , Adoption and Child in Need of Aid proceedings.
Regulations are promulgated (written) by the appropriate government agency. The Alaska Administrative Code (AAC) contains the regulations of all Alaska agencies. The current regulations are available online on the Alaska Legislature's website, and the print version is available at all Alaska Court System law libraries, your Legislative Information Office, (LIO) and many public libraries.
The regulations governing the Child Support Services Division (CSSD) are found in the Alaska Administrative Code at 15 AAC 125.010 et seq.
The Supreme Court interprets the meaning of the laws, rules and regulations and how they apply to various situations.
In the print version of the statutes and rules described above, you will find a summary of every supreme court case decided under a particular law or rule. The decisions of the Alaska Supreme Court are published in the Alaska Reporter. If you find a summary of a case that looks similar to your own (or if an attorney cites a case in his or her papers) you can read the case in the Alaska Reporter.
The Alaska Reporter is available in print at all Alaska Court System law libraries and some public libraries. Before the cases are printed in the Alaska Reporter they are called slip opinions. Slip opinions are available on the Alaska Court System website until they appear in print. If there is no law library near you, you can request copies from the Anchorage Law Library.
The Alaska Case Law Service provides free electronic access to opinions of the Alaska Supreme Court. Included on the site are all opinions dated from 1960 and published in West's Alaska Reporter and Pacific Reporter through the most recent unpublished opinions.
| Rev.7 September 2016
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