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Legal Statutes: Alaska

UPDATED September 14, 2017

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back to topSec. 25.24.050. Grounds for divorce

A divorce may be granted for any of the following grounds:

(1) failure to consummate the marriage at the time of the marriage and continuing at the commencement of the action;

(2) adultery;

(3) conviction of a felony;

(4) wilful desertion for a period of one year;

(5) either

(A) cruel and inhuman treatment calculated to impair health or endanger life;

(B) personal indignities rendering life burdensome; or

(C) incompatibility of temperament;

(6) habitual gross drunkenness contracted since marriage and continuing for one year prior to the commencement of the action;

(7) [Repealed, § 68 ch 127 SLA 1974.]

(8) incurable mental illness when the spouse has been confined to an institution for a period of at least 18 months immediately preceding the commencement of the action; the status as to the support and maintenance of the mentally ill person is not altered in any way by the granting of the divorce;

(9) addiction of either party, subsequent to the marriage, to the habitual use of opium, morphine, cocaine, or a similar drug.

History: § 12.05 ch 101 SLA 1962; am § 2 ch 3 SLA 1974; am §§ 67, 68 ch 127 SLA 1974.