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Father wants custody of kids sent to detention center

Earlier this summer, the nation was stunned by the news of a custody battle that had gone very badly. A couple's children were refusing to visit their father, so a family court judge ordered them to a juvenile detention center, albeit to be housed in an area with non-violent residents. Many parents in Alaska, particularly those involved in high-conflict divorces, likely became concerned that a situation could escalate so badly.

Military divorce and asset division in Alaska

Alaska residents who are going through a divorce and who are married to someone who is expecting a military pension or other benefitsmay be entitled to a portion of those benefits. To determine how much an individual may be entitled to, there are several documents that can be reviewed, depending upon whether the military spouse is on active duty or has retired, among other factors.