Legal Information: Alaska

Know the Laws

Most of the laws relevant to domestic violence and sexual assault are based on state law.

Information about protective orders for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking.

Information about custody in Alaska.

This page includes information that is specific to this state, about parental kidnapping, also called custodial interference. There is also a page for general information that you may find helpful. Custody and kidnapping are particularly complicated and it is important to try to find an experienced lawyer to help you with your case.

Basic information about divorce in Alaska.

Information about crimes the abuser may have committed in Alaska and victim assistance programs.

If you are a victim of domestic violence, it may be illegal for your abuser to buy or have a gun.

You may have a right to sue an abuser for medical costs, lost wages, and to recover your property.

Monetary compensation may be available for residents of Alaska who have been the victim of a violent crime.