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Child Support

At Shortell Law LLC, we understand that child support matters can be complex and emotionally challenging. Our experienced attorneys are here to provide guidance and assistance when it comes to understanding and navigating child support laws in Alaska.

What is Child Support?

Child support is a legal obligation that a non-custodial parent has to financially contribute to the care and upbringing of their child. It is a way to ensure that both parents share the financial responsibility for their children, even if they are no longer together.

Determining Child Support Obligation in Alaska

In Alaska, child support is determined based on Alaska Civil Rule 90.3, which takes into account several factors, including:

Income of Both Parents

The income of both parents is a significant factor in calculating child support. This includes wages, salaries, tips, commissions, bonuses, self-employment income, and other sources of income.  If one parent is voluntarily underemployed, a court may impute income to them in order to calculate a fair child support obligation.

Physical Custody of the Children

The amount of time each parent spends with the child affects the child support calculation. The more time the non-custodial parent spends with the child, the lower the child support obligation may be.

Medical Expenses and Health Insurance Coverage for Children

The cost of health insurance and any extraordinary medical expenses for the child may also be included in the child support calculation.

How Shortell Law LLC Can Help With Your Child Support Case:


Child Support Calculation 

Our attorneys will assist you in accurately calculating child support based on the Alaska Civil Rule 90.3. We will analyze the relevant factors and ensure that the calculation is fair and in line with the best interests of the child.

Modification and Enforcement

If there is a substantial change in circumstances, such as a change in income or custody arrangement, our attorneys can help you seek a modification of the child support order. We can also assist in enforcing child support orders if the non-custodial parent fails to meet their financial obligations.

Legal Representation

Our firm can provide experienced legal representation in child custody and child support cases. We will advocate for your rights and interests, whether you are seeking child support or defending against an unfair request.

Child Support Trust Formation

In some cases, forming a trust that pays your children directly may be to your advantage. 

Contact Shortell Law LLC Today

If you require assistance with child support matters in Alaska, our attorneys are here to help. We understand the importance of ensuring the financial well-being of your child and will work diligently to protect your rights and interests. Contact Shortell Law LLC by calling (907)272-8181 today to schedule a consultation and discuss your child support needs.
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