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How does Alaska divide property in a divorce?

Every divorce looks different due to age, children involved, longevity of the marriage and other factors. Yet, something that every couple must go through is the division of marital property. This part of the divorce can be contentious and complex.

You can help the process go smoothly by understanding Alaska law on splitting joint assets, as it can help you determine what is worth fighting for and what you can compromise on.

3 ways to improve the outcome of a divorce settlement

When it comes to divorce in Alaska, many couples may be so caught up in the emotional side, they do not give much importance to property division until after the ink is dry on their divorce decrees. They assume that they can have their settlement agreements amended if they realize they are unfavorable. Though it is possible to amend divorce settlements, stipulations apply. Amendments are also difficult to get. It is better for couples to fight for a favorable settlement while they are in the divorce process

Dividing marital property is not easy. Many couples find it challenging to separate their finances after mixing them during their marriages. Here are some ways to make the division of marital property easier. 

How to minimize co-parenting issues during divorce

As you work towards finalizing your divorce in Anchorage, you may find yourself embroiled in a bitter custody/co-parenting battle with your ex-spouse. Although there is an agreement about primary custody, there are still issues with the parenting time schedule. 

Arguing with your former partner is not going to lead to a speedy resolution. If anything, it may cause the courts to intervene and make decisions based solely on what the judge determines are the best interests of your kids. If you want to have a say in how things work out, consider the following tips about co-parenting collaboration. 

How domestic violence affects your Alaska divorce

Divorce is often an emotional, scary event for those involved. Adding domestic violence makes it even more so. Where do you have the time and energy for initiating the complex divorce process when you fear for the safety of you and your children? How do you protect your family from post-divorce abuse?

Thankfully, there are solutions so you can legally end your relationship to a violent spouse and protect your children from future harm. Become familiar with these Alaska laws as you go through divorce proceedings.

3 common problems with a DIY divorce

If you are heading toward a divorce, you are probably stressing out about various factors, including legal fees, courtroom battles and emotional turmoil. Because of these fears, you might be looking into divorcing without an attorney. However, this process, known as DIY divorce, can cause a lot more problems if you are not careful. 

You should be wary of pursuing an uncontested divorce without any legal assistance. Here is why. 

Stress factors that contribute to military divorces

Divorce rates among military families have often been the fodder of speculation. Though they fluctuate, according to, they have been on the decline in recent years. Every family is unique, and enlistment is certainly no guarantor of impending divorce, but there are unique stress factors facing military couples that you should take into account.

The following are just a few reasons why families with an enlisted spouse may be at a greater risk of separation. In understanding risk factors such as these, however, you can do your best to prepare and prevent them from affecting your family negatively.

Facing divorce? Here are tips for telling the kids

There is a common belief in our culture that kids probably know when their parents are heading toward divorce. Often, couples have more and more arguments as a marriage breaks down. However, that does not necessarily mean that parents should not plan and do what they can to work together in telling the kids about their plans to divorce.

Children are generally flexible.  As parents separate, however, children usually have a natural desire that their parents stay together. Breaking the news to the children as a team is important, whether parents have been arguing for years or whether a couple is separating amicably, according to Parents magazine.

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