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Alaska Family and Divorce Law

Whether you are anticipating the joys of adoption or experiencing the frustrations of marital conflict, attorney Michael P. Heiser can help. I have served families in Alaska for 27 years. I provide legal services in all areas of family law:

  • Adoption
  • Child custody and visitation
  • Custody modification
  • Child support
  • Child support modification and enforcement
  • Divorce/dissolution/legal separation
  • Juvenile delinquency and dependency proceedings
  • Mediation
  • Pre- and post-nuptial agreements
  • Guardianship/conservatorship

I assist families with all aspects of adoptions. I handle the legalities of your adoption so that you can concentrate on your new family.Child custody and visitation
I can protect your parental rights to raise your children in an appropriate and supportive home and negotiate visitation and custody schedules. When schedules are not working, I can assist in modification of custody and visitation.

Child support
I can help ensure that you receive or pay an equitable amount of the financial support required to raise your children in a healthy, happy environment. I can assist in negotiating with the Child Support Services Division on collection matters.

Child support modification and enforcement
Child support payments do not change unless the court modifies the child support order. If either the custodial or noncustodial parent experiences a significant change in circumstances, I can guide you through the proper legal procedures to modify your child support payments accordingly.

Divorce/dissolution/legal separation
Through mediation or litigation, I can help you gain the most equitable results regarding the fair distribution of assets and debts, division of the marital home, child support payments, child custody rights and other aspects of your divorce. I can advise on dissolution proceedings and assist in legal separation proceedings.

Juvenile delinquency and dependency proceedings
I am skilled at maneuvering through the complex laws of Alaska to protect your parental rights from the interference of government authorities.

Mediation puts the decisions in your hands, and can often provide more expedient, predictable results than a trial. I can help you obtain the most equitable divorce settlement.

Pre- and post-nuptial agreements
I expect the unexpected and draft premarital agreements that protect both spouses’ interests and that can alleviate some of the stress should you ever divorce or separate.

Contact dedicated Ketchikan family law attorney
Call 907.225.1910 or contact me online to schedule your free initial consultation .