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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.

Filing for Dissolution, Divorce or Custody

Instructions

Forms

Standing Orders

NOTE: Standing Orders are automatic court orders that take effect once your case is filed. To learn more, please read the Domestic Relations Procedural Order (Standing Order) section. You can read the Third and Fourth Judicial Districts standing orders to get an idea of what these orders say.

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Responding to a Complaint

Instructions

Forms

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Serving the Other Side

Instructions and Useful Information

Forms

Examples

Serving Outside Alaska with an Out-of-State Process Server

Serving in an Alaska Jail

Serving in a Jail Outside of Alaska

Serving by Mail in a Foreign Country

Serving Absent Defendant by Publication or Posting

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Filing for Default

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Motions: Requesting an Order from the Court; Opposing a Motion

Instructions

Forms

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Getting Ready for Hearing or Trial

If you're in Anchorage, go to the free Hearing and Trial Preparation workshop!

Instructions

Forms

Additional Forms Depending on Type of Case

For Divorce without children:

For Divorce with children:

For Custody:

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Finishing the Custody Case

Forms

If you have objections to either the proposed Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law (Custody) or Decree of Custody and Judgment , use CR 78 Objections, SHC-1635 (Word | PDF) to file your objections. You have 5 days to file this.

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Finishing the Divorce Case

Forms

Children and Property (Long)

Children and Property (Short)

No Children and Property (Long)

No Children and Property (Short)

If you have objections to either the proposed Custody Findings of Fact & Conclusions of Law or the Custody Judgment, use CR 78 Objections, SHC-1635 (Word | PDF) to file your objections. You have 5 days to file this.

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Enforcing Your Order

Forms for the Moving Party

Enforce Order

Reduce to Judgment

Forms for the Responding Party

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Collecting Money Owed to You

Information about Execution Procedure

Forms and Information to Execute on Debtor’s PFD

Forms and Information to Garnish the Debtor’s Earnings

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Modifying Child Custody or Child Support Order

Post-Judgment Modification in Child Custody, Support or Visitation

OR

Forms to Update Your Motion for Modification Before the Hearing

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Registering Foreign (Out-Of-State) Orders

Instructions

Required Forms to Register Foreign Child Custody Order

Required Forms to Register Foreign Support Order

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Child Support

Instructions

Forms

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Child Support Services Division

General Information About CSSD

Forms to Apply or Withdraw From CSSD Services

CSSD Forms and Information For Domestic Violence Victims

Form to Request An CSSD Modification Packet
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.

Form to Request Lowering CSSD Withholding Because of Hardship

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Grandparent Visitation

Forms to ask to join the parents custody case

Forms to ask for grandparent visitation before the parents custody case is done

Forms to ask for grandparent visitation after there is a final judgment in the parents custody case

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Parenting and Custody

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Paternity

Complaints to Establish Paternity

If the parents agree:

Complaints to Disestablish Paternity

Complaints to Disestablish and Establish Paternity

Answer to Complaint to Disestablish Paternity

Forms Useful to Prove Paternity

Finishing the Case

Miscellaneous

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Property and Debt, Civil Rule 26.1 and Discovery

Information to Exchange with the Other Party

Forms

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Uncontested Matters, Agreements and Settlements

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Miscellaneous

Packets

SHC-PAC1A Divorce Complaint With Children Packet SHC-PAC4 Answer & Counterclaim Packet to Divorce With Minor Children Packet SHC-PAC9A Uncontested Complaint for Divorce With Children Packet
SHC-PAC1B Divorce Complaint Without Children Packet SHC-PAC5 Answer & Counterclaim Packet to Divorce Without Minor Children Packet SHC-PAC9B Uncontested Complaint for Divorce Without Children Packet
SHC-PAC2 Alternate Service Packet SHC-PAC6 Generic Motion Packet SHC-PAC10 Uncontested Complaint for Custody of Minor Children Packet
SHC-PAC3A Custody Packet (for unmarried parents) SHC-PAC7 Registering Foreign Custody Order Packet SHC-PAC11 Uncontested Motion to Modify Custody, Visitation and Child Support Packet
SHC-PAC3B Answer & Counterclaim Packet to Custody Packet (for unmarried parents) SHC-PAC8 Registering Foreign Support Order Packet SHC-PAC12 Motion to Modify Custody, Visitation & Support Packet
        Other Other Packets

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Divorce With Children Packet, SHC-PAC1A

Instructions

Required Forms To Start Your Case

Required Clerical Forms

Optional Forms Depending On Your Situation

Standing Orders

NOTE: Standing Orders are automatic court orders that take effect once your case is filed. To learn more, please read the Domestic Relations Procedural Order (Standing Order) section. You can read the Third and Fourth Judicial Districts standing orders to get an idea of what these orders say.

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Divorce Without Children Packet, SHC-PAC1B

Instructions

Required Forms To Start Your Case

Required Clerical Forms

Optional Forms Depending On Your Situation

Standing Orders

NOTE: Standing Orders are automatic court orders that take effect once your case is filed. To learn more, please read the Domestic Relations Procedural Order (Standing Order) section. You can read the Third and Fourth Judicial Districts standing orders to get an idea of what these orders say.

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Alternate Service Packet, SHC-PAC2

Instructions

Required Forms to Serve by Publication or Posting

Required Form if Serving Someone in an Alaska State Jail or Prison

NOTE: If the person is in federal custody, or in an Arizona prison as a result of an Alaska state conviction, please call the Helpline for more information: (907) 264-0851, or if you need a free call and are in-state but outside of Anchorage, (866) 279-0851.

Standing Orders

NOTE: Standing Orders are automatic court orders that take effect once your case is filed. To learn more, please read the Domestic Relations Procedural Order (Standing Order) section. You can read the Third and Fourth Judicial Districts standing orders to get an idea of what these orders say.

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Custody Packet (for unmarried parents), SHC-PAC3A

Instructions

Required Forms To Start Your Case

Required Clerical Forms

Optional Forms Depending On Your Situation

Standing Orders

NOTE: Standing Orders are automatic court orders that take effect once your case is filed. To learn more, please read the Domestic Relations Procedural Order (Standing Order) section. You can read the Third and Fourth Judicial Districts standing orders to get an idea of what these orders say.

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Answer & Counterclaim Packet to Custody Packet (for unmarried parents), SHC-PAC3B

Instructions

Required Forms

Optional Forms Depending On Your Situation

Standing Orders

NOTE: Standing Orders are automatic court orders that take effect once your case is filed. To learn more, please read the Domestic Relations Procedural Order (Standing Order) section. You can read the Third and Fourth Judicial Districts standing orders to get an idea of what these orders say.

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Answer & Counterclaim Packet to Divorce With Minor Children Packet, SHC-PAC4

Instructions

Required Forms

Optional Forms Depending On Your Situation

Standing Orders

NOTE: Standing Orders are automatic court orders that take effect once your case is filed. To learn more, please read the Domestic Relations Procedural Order (Standing Order) section. You can read the Third and Fourth Judicial Districts standing orders to get an idea of what these orders say.

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Answer & Counterclaim Packet to Divorce Without Minor Children Packet, SHC-PAC5

Instructions

Required Forms

Optional Forms Depending On Your Situation

Standing Orders

NOTE: Standing Orders are automatic court orders that take effect once your case is filed. To learn more, please read the Domestic Relations Procedural Order (Standing Order) section. You can read the Third and Fourth Judicial Districts standing orders to get an idea of what these orders say.

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Generic Motion Packet, SHC-PAC6

Instructions

Forms for the Moving Party

Forms for the Responding Party

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Registering Foreign Custody Order Packet, SHC-PAC7

Instructions

Required Forms

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Registering Foreign Support Order Packet, SHC-PAC8

Instructions

Required Forms

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Uncontested Complaint for Divorce With Children Packet, SHC-PAC9A

Instructions - There are different versions depending on your situation:

Required Forms

Required Clerical Forms

Optional Forms Depending On Your Situation

Standing Orders

NOTE: Standing Orders are automatic court orders that take effect once your case is filed. To learn more, please read the Domestic Relations Procedural Order (Standing Order) section. You can read the Third and Fourth Judicial Districts standing orders to get an idea of what these orders say.

Parent Education Requirement

You have two options to meet the requirement for parent education: (1) watch the Listen to the Children video at the courthouse, or (2) complete the web-based class Children in Between. This requirement must be satisfied before the entry of the final decree in the case. See www.courts.alaska.gov/shcparent-ed.htm.

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Uncontested Complaint for Divorce Without Children Packet, SHC-PAC9B

Instructions - There are different versions depending on your situation:

Required Forms

Required Clerical Forms

Optional Forms Depending On Your Situation

Standing Orders

NOTE: Standing Orders are automatic court orders that take effect once your case is filed. To learn more, please read the Domestic Relations Procedural Order (Standing Order) section. You can read the Third and Fourth Judicial Districts standing orders to get an idea of what these orders say.

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Uncontested Complaint for Custody of Minor Children Packet, SHC-PAC10

Instructions

Required Forms

Required Clerical Forms

Optional Forms Depending On Your Situation

Standing Orders

NOTE: Standing Orders are automatic court orders that take effect once your case is filed. To learn more, please read the Domestic Relations Procedural Order (Standing Order) section. You can read the Third and Fourth Judicial Districts standing orders to get an idea of what these orders say.

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Uncontested Motion to Modify Custody, Visitation and Child Support Packet, SHC-PAC11

Instructions

Forms To Ask to Modify

Optional Forms Depending On Your Situation

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Motion to Modify Custody, Visitation & Support Packet, SHC-PAC12

Instructions

Forms To Ask to Modify

Optional Forms Depending On Your Situation

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Other Packets

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Rev. 20 October2014
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