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READ THIS IF YOU HAVE KIDS!
A history of domestic violence between you and the other parent can affect the custody or visitation arrangement for your children. The law presumes that the parent who committed the domestic violence might not get custody and visitation unless he or she meets certain requirements. These may include completing a batterer’s intervention or substance abuse treatment program. To find domestic violence, the law does not require the existence of a protective order or criminal charges. The divorce or custody judge may ask about domestic violence. If there has been domestic violence, you should talk with a lawyer about how this law will impact your case.
In Alaska, Civil Rule 90.3 lays out the formulas used to calculate child support, which differ according to the parenting plan found to be in the child(ren)'s best interests.
For most people, the most difficult part of this rule is figuring out their income or the income of the other party. The following resources help you better understand the rule, how to calculate income, how to get proof of income, and how the Child Support Services Division (CSSD) may be involved:
Federal and state laws require the court to issue a child support order whenever it issues a custody order. Therefore, if you have a case with children, you are required to file detailed financial information.
In fact, you must submit your child support information on a special form, the Child Support Guidelines Affidavit, DR-305 [Fill-In PDF]. Please see How to Fill out the Child Support Guidelines Affidavit 603 KB. You must file this form when you start your case, and then again with your trial brief. You must also use this form when filing for a post-judgment modification of support or custody. If your income fluctuates significantly from year-to-year, you may find the Child Support Income Averaging Affidavit, SHC-1210 ( Word | PDF), helpful in describing your situation to the court.
In addition to the Child Support Guidelines Affidavit, DR-305, you will need to file certain forms, depending on your situation. Please select the situation that applies to your case.
If your parenting plan describes a primary physical custody situation, then you will only need to file the following forms:
If your parenting plan describes a shared physical custody situation, then you will need to file the following forms:
If your parenting plan describes a divided physical custody situation, then you will need to file the following forms:
If your parenting plan describes a hybrid physical custody situation, then you will need to file the following forms:
If you are seeking a long-term domestic violence protective order and want custody of one or more children whom you have with the respondent, you are entitled to child support and may request it as part of your order.
You can make the request in the Petition for Protective Order, DV-100, or at the hearing by asking the judge. Use DV-100 ONE [Fill-In PDF] or DV-100 MULTI [Fill-In PDF], depending on if you are the only petitioner, or if there is more than one petitioner.
Each parent should complete the Child Support Information form, DV-101. If you do not know exactly what the other parent makes, you should enter an estimate of what you think they make. The court will ask questions during the hearing to confirm the appropriate amount. You can bring the DV-101 form to the hearing, or you can file it before the hearing. You should also bring or file a copy of your most recent federal tax return and most recent pay stubs to verify income and deductions.
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The Child Support Services Division (CSSD) is the state agency that helps collect and disburse child support payments. In certain circumstances, CSSD can also establish a support order or help with paternity testing. Please visit the CSSD website for more information about its services.
Understanding the difference between a CSSD Order and a Court Order can be very confusing and difficult because the agency has the power to do things that can look very court-like, but are not. If you have questions, please call the Helpline and we can try to help you figure out whether you need to proceed in court or the agency.
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CSSD has developed an on-line tool to help you estimate the amount of child support that may be ordered in your case if there is a primary custody arrangement. You can use this without entering your name or any other identifying information.
Please remember there are other factors, such as visitation, unusual expenses or a tax deduction other than the standard deduction, which can affect the child support amount. Neither the court nor CSSD is bound by the calculations you may obtain with this calculator.
Below are links to some commonly used CSSD forms. Please remember that these forms are for CSSD cases only and WILL NOT work in court. Please visit CSSD's forms page for more information.
Important Note: CSSD orders can only be modified through CSSD, but court orders can be modified using CSSD services or directly by you using the Court's Modification Packet. Please call the Helpline if you have questions about how these procedures differ.
| Rev. 17 October 2017
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