If you’re one of many Alaska parents who have decided that it’s better to go separate ways than remain in an unhappy marriage, you’re not alone in your struggle. Many spouses have come to similar conclusions in their own relationships. Getting a divorce doesn’t necessarily mean your children have to suffer, especially if you and your spouse are willing to cooperate for their sake.
The more you know about Alaska child custody guidelines ahead of time, the better able you’ll be to achieve a fair settlement in court. No question is insignificant when it comes to learning how to protect your children’s best interests. It’s also a good idea to know where to seek support if a legal problem arises.
Primary issues regarding child custody
No two families are exactly the same. You will have your own unique needs when it comes to negotiate terms of agreement for custody of your children. The following list includes questions that are usually of primary concern:
- Where will your children live?
- Will a parent be paying child support?
- Should you request sole custody of your kids?
- What’s the difference between physical and legal custody?
- Can you move to another state with your children?
While these may not be the only questions you have regarding child custody issues, they form a base to negotiate a settlement.
What to do if you and your ex disagree
It’s one thing if your ex lets your kids stay up later than you do. It’s quite another if he or she is exposing them to things that place them at risk. If you and your co-parent disagree on a specific child-related issue, it’s a good idea to seek additional support because all material issues must be resolved to finalize your divorce. At Kalamarides & Lambert, an experienced legal team is ready to provide strong support to help you protect your parental rights and make sure that your children’s best interests are the central focus of all proceedings.