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Alaska Alimony


Under state divorce laws, the Alaska divorce court will order one spouse to pay the other an alimony award if the spouse can't negotiate an agreement.

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When determining alimony during divorce, the Alaska divorce court will consider:

  • Length of the marriage
  • Age and health of the spouses
  • Earning capacity of each spouse, including:
    • Educational backgrounds
    • Training
    • Employment skills
    • Work experiences
    • Length of absence from the job market
    • Custodial responsibilities during the marriage
  • Each spouse's financial condition, including availability and cost of health insurance
  • Marital conduct, including if there were hidden assets or unreasonable depletion of marital property
  • Property distribution
  • Other relevant factors

Learn how the circumstances of your divorce could affect how much money you pay or receive in an alimony award. Connect with a local Alaska divorce attorney to get legal advice about the divorce process. Call 877-349-1310 or fill out an Alaska divorce case review form today, and start protecting your financial future.

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The above synopsis of Alaska divorce laws is by no means all-inclusive and has been adapted from applicable state laws. These laws may have changed since our last update and there may be additional laws that apply in your situation. For the latest information on these divorce laws, please contact a local Alaska divorce lawyer in your area.

Alaska divorce laws were last updated July 2009.

Note: Keep in mind that all divorce laws are complex. If you need legal divorce advice or want to fully understand how these laws affect you, please speak with a local divorce attorney.