Legal Information: Alaska

Custody

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Updated: 
October 4, 2018

I am the child's uncle/aunt/cousin/etc. Can I file for visitation of the child?

Perhaps. Although the law does not specifically mention visitation rights for aunts, uncles, cousins, etc. in a custody case, the law does permit visitation rights for a grandparent or "other person" if it is in the best interests of the child.1 If you want to know more about this, please contact your local legal aid provider, a lawyer, or one of the resource centers listed on our Places that Help tab on this page.

1 Alaska Statute § 25.20.060