Family Law

  • Theresa L. v. State, Department of Health and Social Services   In Theresa L. v. State, Department of Health and Social Services, the supreme court held that the statutory language and legislative history of AS 47.10.011(8)(A) requires clear and convincing evidence of a significant or severe problem in functioning or behavior to find a child suffers a mental injury. The Office of Children Services petitioned ...
  • Andrea C. v. Marcus K.   In Andrea C. v. Marcus K., The superior court awarded Marcus primary physical ...
  • Ross v. Bauman   In Ross v. Bauman, Bauman petitioned for ...
  • Sarah D. v. John D.   In Sarah D. v. John D., the supreme court held that domestic violence must be considered in custody hearings where one party has ever intended to place the other in fear of imminent harm. In divorce and custody proceedings, both parties made claims of ...
  • Moore v. Moore   In Moore v. Moore, In a divorce proceeding between the Moores, the trial court granted sole legal and primary ...
  • Engstrom v. Engstrom   In Engstrom v. Engstrom, ...
  • Payton S. v. State, Dept. of Health and Social Services   In Payton S. v. State, Dept. of Health and Social Services, the supreme court held the lack of proper notice at the adjudication and disposition stage did not affect the outcome of a child custody case. The Office of Children’s Services took custody of two Alaska Native children because of their parents’ substance abuse ...
  • Faye H. v. James B.   In Faye H. v. James B., Faye H. and ...
  • Norris v. Norris   In Norris v. Norris, when another custody action involving the same dispute had already been initiated in a different state, and the other state properly exercised jurisdiction ...
  • Elk v. McBride   In Elk v. McBride, the supreme court held that, in regards to child custody decisions, a court cannot hold prior litigation conduct against a party, unless it can substantiate that the party was not acting in good faith. Red Elk, a resident of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in Montana, filed two separate petitions ...

Family Law

  • Theresa L. v. State, Department of Health and Social Services   In Theresa L. v. State, Department of Health and Social Services, the supreme court held that the statutory language and legislative history of AS 47.10.011(8)(A) requires clear and convincing evidence of a significant or severe problem in functioning or behavior to find a child suffers a mental injury. The Office of Children Services petitioned ...
  • Andrea C. v. Marcus K.   In Andrea C. v. Marcus K., The superior court awarded Marcus primary physical ...
  • Ross v. Bauman   In Ross v. Bauman, Bauman petitioned for ...
  • Sarah D. v. John D.   In Sarah D. v. John D., the supreme court held that domestic violence must be considered in custody hearings where one party has ever intended to place the other in fear of imminent harm. In divorce and custody proceedings, both parties made claims of ...
  • Moore v. Moore   In Moore v. Moore, In a divorce proceeding between the Moores, the trial court granted sole legal and primary ...
  • Engstrom v. Engstrom   In Engstrom v. Engstrom, ...
  • Payton S. v. State, Dept. of Health and Social Services   In Payton S. v. State, Dept. of Health and Social Services, the supreme court held the lack of proper notice at the adjudication and disposition stage did not affect the outcome of a child custody case. The Office of Children’s Services took custody of two Alaska Native children because of their parents’ substance abuse ...
  • Faye H. v. James B.   In Faye H. v. James B., Faye H. and ...
  • Norris v. Norris   In Norris v. Norris, when another custody action involving the same dispute had already been initiated in a different state, and the other state properly exercised jurisdiction ...
  • Elk v. McBride   In Elk v. McBride, the supreme court held that, in regards to child custody decisions, a court cannot hold prior litigation conduct against a party, unless it can substantiate that the party was not acting in good faith. Red Elk, a resident of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in Montana, filed two separate petitions ...