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Court Mediation Programs

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.

Delegation of Powers by Parent

This form allows a temporary one-year delegation of powers by a parent or guardian to a 3rd party. The form gives all the powers of a parent or guardian to the named person for up to one year.

Grandparent Custody

Start here for information about obtaining custody of your grandchildren in Alaska.

The Best Interests of the Child

Whenever a court has to make a decision about custody or visitation with children, the legal standard they use is "the best interests of the child." Here you can find out what exactly a Judge is looking for in order to make their decision.

Visitation Rights of Grandparents

Here you will find information about Grandparent Visitation Rights in Alaska.

What is a Guardian ad Litem or Custody Investigator?

A brief explanation of the terms "Guardian ad Litem" (GAL) and "Custody Investigator (CI)" in Alaska State Court custody or divorce with children cases.

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