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Alaska Property Division

When making property division decisions in Alaska divorce, the divorce court follow equitable distribution law. Property is divided by what the Alaska divorce court consider fair and is not necessarily equal.

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The Alaska divorce court must fairly allocate the economic effects of the divorce when making the property distribution, considering the following:

  • Length of the marriage
  • Spouses' station in life during the marriage
  • Age and health of each spouse
  • 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
  • Financial condition of each parties, including availability and cost of health insurance
  • Conduct of the couple, including hidden assets or unreasonable depletion of marital property
  • Desire to award the family home to the custodial parent
  • Circumstances and necessities of each spouse
  • Time and manner of acquisition of the property in question
  • Value of the property at the time of division and its income-producing capacity

A local Alaska divorce attorney can help you understand property division. Call 877-349-1310 or fill out an Alaska divorce case review form to learn how state divorce laws and the circumstances of your divorce may affect property division.

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.