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Adopting in Alaska: Getting started

If you're considering growing your family with the help of adoption, then you're about to become a hero to one or more children. Adoption is a wonderful thing. It helps children find forever families and gives them the stability they need to grow up happy and healthy.

3 reasons to consider mediation before turning to a judge

As a parent and individual going through a divorce, you know that there are many things you don't agree with your spouse about. Despite that, it's in your best interests to work with your spouse to divide your property and create a parenting plan that works well for you and your children.

Mediation could be an affordable solution for your Alaska divorce

Getting divorced typically brings to mind thoughts of spousal discord and massive bills for everyone involved. It's true that divorces can become expensive quickly, between dividing all of the assets you've built over the course of the marriage and paying for all of the time in court. Thankfully, for some couples, there is a faster and often far more affordable option available.

Military divorce: What's a Qualified Domestic Relations Order?

Some spouses of military service members can receive part of their ex's military retirement benefits following divorce. In order to receive these benefits, the spouse must receive a court order that provides for disbursements from military retired pay and the specific amount that shall be paid.

Understand step-parent adoptions if you are considering one

You love your new wife more than anything. You get along well with the kids that she has from a previous marriage. Since the children's father isn't in the picture, you'd like to adopt them so that you can play an active and legal role in their upbringing.

Can I reduce my child support payments?

Everything in life is changing, and, unfortunately, the salaries we receive from our jobs can change, too -- sometimes for the better and sometimes for the worse. Perhaps you were working a lucrative job as an engineer when you got your divorce, and the judge ordered you to pay $1,000 monthly in child support. Recently, though, you got laid off.

Child custody matters can require collaborative efforts

There are many things that you have to think about when you are ending a relationship. Whether you are in a same-sex relationship that involves children or a traditional marriage with children, you will have to work through child custody issues when the relationship ends.