Fairbanks Divorce Mediation Basics
Our Fairbanks divorce mediation can be an alternative to lengthy, public court battles. Our divorce mediator can assist with a settlement agreement on issues like property division, alimony, child support and child custody, and more.
In Alaska, an uncontested divorce is also known as “dissolution of marriage” (as opposed to a contested divorce that must go before the courts for determination of important issues). Uncontested divorce requires a written marital settlement agreement to avoid the more lengthy court process of a contested divorce.
To qualify for uncontested divorce in Fairbanks, you must agree on all important issues and file a written settlement agreement that details the agreements between the spouses. You must also meet certain residency requirements (at least one spouse must be a resident and plan to be a resident for the foreseeable future). You must also be able to point to an “irremediable breakdown” of the marital relationship. Alaska Stat. § 25.24.200 (2021).
The superior court provides the Alaska Court System’s self-help website that you’ll need when you’re ready to file. Each county is a little different, so be sure to check with your county for specific forms and procedures. You can also find resources and information at AlaskaLawHelp.org.
You can save time and money by first working with a mediator to resolve your disputes. Our Fairbanks divorce mediation can save you significant time and money when you use a divorce mediator to assist with your divorce settlement agreement.
For more information on Fairbanks divorce mediation, visit DivorceNet’s page on divorce in Alaska.
Divorce mediation offers a number of advantages, including:
- lower cost,
- freedom to make informed decisions,
- control, and
You and your spouse control the outcome of divorce mediation, not the courts.
For divorce mediation to be successful, it’s important that both spouses engage in good faith. Mediation will likely not be successful if one spouse is more interested in harming the other spouse than resolving disputes over property or child custody arrangements. If both spouses engage in good faith, though, mediation can save significant time and money for both spouses.