Experienced Eagle River Child Support Lawyer
Reducing the Emotional and Financial Cost of Divorce
Divorce can lead to the need to arrange child support payments and to determine whether alimony payments are necessary and in what amount. If these questions are not knowledgeably addressed at the time of divorce, financial costs can be high and the well being of your children may be affected.
I am Anchorage spousal support lawyer and child support attorney Kathryn M. Coleman of the Law Office of Kathryn M. Coleman. I have handled divorce and support legal questions in Alaska for over thirty years. I can knowledgeably and accurately address child support and alimony questions to ensure your interests and your children's interests will be protected following your divorce:
- Child support. Alaska has child support guidelines, so child support payments can sometimes be determined using a simple mathematical formula. More often, though, questions regarding children's health insurance, visitation credits, tax dependency claims, bonuses, self employment income and other factors need to be addressed.
- Alimony. Contrary to popular myth, Alaska does provide alimony payments as an option upon divorce. The confusion stems from the fact that the state begins determining income issues on a 50/50 basis. The 50/50 basis, though, is just a starting point. If a spouse is "economically disadvantaged" the family law judge may award rehabilitative, reorientation or permanent alimony. If incomes are low, property may be divided unequally to compensate for the lack of alimony.
Drawing on over three decades of family law legal experience, I can address the numerous issues that need to be addressed to maximize your child and spousal support rights. For more information, please contact me by calling 907-258-1455 or 877-804-6138.