Experienced Legal Representation For Child Custody Issues

As an experienced family law attorney for married people and single couples, assisting with parental relocation, "best interest of the child" situations, modifications and enforcements cases, Allen M. Bailey works hard to safeguard your interests and protect your rights in south central Alaska.

The Law Offices of Allen M. Bailey has been a part of the Anchorage legal landscape since 1974. We listen carefully to clients' wishes, support their goals during divorce, respond with realistic assessments and work hard to make our state's family law work for you in ways that promote a brighter future for you and your children.

An Advocate For You, Inside And Outside Of The Courtroom

Decisions on child custody and visitation are made by the court in what it deems to be the best interest of the children. Those best interests are determined by reference to state statutes and prior decisions of the Alaska Supreme Court.

The court could grant sole custody to one parent with visitation rights to the other parent, or it may grant some form of joint custody, where the parents have more equal amounts of time with the children. The court looks at many factors in making this determination, including the current relationship between parent and child and the physical, emotional, mental, religious and social needs of the child.

Depending upon the child's age and maturity level, the wishes of the child as to where he or she would choose to live may also play a role.

Any evidence or history of domestic violence can play a crucial role in the custody determination. Similarly, evidence that one parent's substance abuse has affected the physical or emotional well-being of the child can impact the decision to give a co-parent full custody.

Contact Our Experienced Anchorage Custody Rights Lawyer Today

Your initial consultation can be arranged right now at 907-272-1488 or by email.