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December 7, 2020

Can I get temporary custody if I have a protective order against the other parent?

Maybe. If you get a protective order due to domestic violence, the order may include temporary custody and/or temporary visitation rights for children. Be sure to tell the judge that you want custody during your protective order hearing so that the judge can take your request into consideration. Custody granted with that protective order expires with that order. Alaska’s long term protective orders are good for one year so that is how long the custody provisions would last. The judge may extend a temporary order if s/he feels it is necessary.1

1 Alaska Statute § 18.66.100(c)(9)