Child Custody orders are signed by a judge and set the rules for where a child stays (custody), when the parent the child is not staying with sees the child (visitation), and child support. The Family Law Self-Help Center provides explanations, instructions, and forms for beginning or answering a custody case and also for modifying an existing child custody order.
The Alaska Court System provides free and low-cost mediation programs for child custody/visitation cases, child-in-need-of-aid (CINA) cases, & adult guardianship/conservatorship cases. Information about these programs in particular, and mediation in other matters is available here.
A brief explanation of the terms "Guardian ad Litem" (GAL) and "Custody Investigator (CI)" in Alaska State Court custody or divorce with children cases.
The Alaska Court System provides an excellent overview of how and why to establish paternity, and legally determine the father of a child. Or to legally establish that someone is not the father of a child by dis-establishing paternity.