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Divorce and retirement benefits in Alaska

When a couple gets divorced, any retirement account that one spouse has may be considered marital property. If that is the case, the first thing that needs to happen is that assets inside an IRA or 401k need to be given a monetary value. In most cases, assets inside of a tax-advantaged retirement account will be worth less than other accounts because an individual may need to pay penalties and taxes to get access to that money.

Interference with child custody orders

After a child custody and visitation order has been issued by a court in Alaska, sometimes one parent will act in a manner that violates the orders. Such a situation can be highly frustrating and potentially emotionally damaging to the child, in addition to inconveniencing the other parent. When such a situation occurs, there are certain steps the parent may take.