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Legal Statutes: Alaska

UPDATED September 14, 2017

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ARTICLE 1. COUNCIL ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT

back to topSec. 18.66.150. Forms for petitions and orders; fees

(a) The Alaska Court System, after consulting with the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault and other interested persons and organizations, shall prepare forms for petitions, protective orders, and instructions for their use by a person seeking a protective order under this chapter. The forms must conform to the Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure, except that information on the forms may be filled in by legible handwriting.

(b) In addition to other information required, a petition for a protective order must include a statement of pending civil actions or domestic violence criminal actions involving either the petitioner or the respondent. While a protective order is in effect or a petition for protective order is pending, both the petitioner and respondent have a continuing duty to inform the court of pending civil actions or domestic violence criminal actions involving either the petitioner or the respondent.

(c) The office of the clerk of each superior and district court shall make available to the public under AS 18.66.100 - 18.66.180 the forms a person seeking a protective order under AS 18.66.100 - 18.66.180 may need and instructions for the use of the forms. The clerk shall provide assistance in completing the forms and filing the forms.

(d) Filing fees may not be charged in any action seeking only the relief provided in this chapter.

History: § 33 ch 64 SLA 1996