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November 17, 2022

What are the steps for filing for custody?

The specific steps for filing for custody vary, depending on your particular situation. The Alaska Court System’s Family Law Self Help Center provides some information.

If you are going to file for custody without an attorney, you can obtain some of the forms by going to our AK Download Court Forms page or the Filing for Child Custody section of the Alaska Court System’s Self Help Center.

Custody matters are often complicated and if you can have a lawyer draft the paperwork for you and represent you in court, it might make the process much easier for you. For information on finding a lawyer, see our AK Finding a Lawyer page.

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