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Uncontested divorce in Alaska

On Behalf of | Mar 23, 2024 | DIVORCE - Divorce |

Going through a divorce can be one of the most difficult life changes for many Alaskans. Divorce negotiations can be time-consuming and challenging to work through when a marriage ends on bad terms. But when a marriage ends amicably, and both parties agree on important issues like child support, child custody, and asset division, an uncontested divorce can be a good option to get through the process with minimal stress. Uncontested divorces have many benefits, but only if both parties can agree on the terms of the divorce. 

An uncontested divorce 

When attempting an uncontested divorce, both parties must agree on some basic matters before the divorce can be finalized. This includes dividing property, debt, and retirement funds. If the couple has minor children, they must agree on a parenting plan and child support if applicable. In some situations, paternity may be required before the divorce can be completed.  

An uncontested divorce means that one doesn’t have to spend time negotiating in court with one’s soon-to-be ex. When both parties agree, a settlement or agreement that lists out the terms of the divorce can be put into writing and approved by a family court judge. This process can be completed much more quickly when compared to contested divorces.  

Legal advice is important 

Uncontested divorces require both parties to work together to reach an agreement on how to deal with assets, debt, child custody, and other matters. These negotiations can be challenging without someone on one’s side to provide assistance and knowledge about the legal matters at hand. Alaskans planning on completing an uncontested divorce can benefit from seeking the advice of an attorney experienced in family law.