Alaska child custody laws in general deals with the legal custody, physical custody and also the support of the child.
Alaskan courts will prefer a joint custody of the child considering the benefits and of course the best of interests of the child.
Considerations for joint custody:
Alaskan courts make a note of several factors while awarding joint custody of the children apart from the child’s interests.
- Parent’s concern agreement regarding the issue.
- Each parent’s ability to co-operate with the other so as to make better decisions for the child.
- Their willingness to extend and encourage a loving relationship.
- Past acts of child abuse if any.