Alaska child custody laws, in general, deals with legal custody, physical custody, and the support of the child.
Alaskan courts will prefer joint custody of the child considering the benefits and, of course, the best of interests of the child.
Considerations for joint custody:
Alaskan courts note 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 to make better decisions for the child.
- Their willingness to extend and encourage a loving relationship.
- Past acts of child abuse, if any.