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Alaska Child Support Factors

Either or both parents may be ordered to provide child support. Child support payments may be ordered paid to a court-appointed trustee or through the state child support enforcement agency. There are official Child Support Guidelines contained in Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure; Rule 90.3. These guidelines are presumed to be correct unless there is a showing that the amount would be manifestly unjust under the particular circumstances in a case. Factors for deviation from the guidelines are: (1) especially large family size; (2) significant income of the child; (3) health or other extraordinary expenses; (4) unusually low expenses; (5) the parent with the child support obligation has an income below Federal poverty level; and (6) any other unusual circumstances. For parents with income over $72,000, the above 6 factors do not apply. In those instances, the factors are: (1) that an increased award is just and proper; (2) the needs of the children; (3) the standard of living of the children; and (4) the extent to which the standard of living of the children should be reflective of the parentís ability to pay. Each parent must file a verified statement of income. There is a Child Support Guidelines Worksheet contained in Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure; Rule 90.3. [Alaska Statutes; Sections 25.24.160 and 25.27.110 to 25.27.900, and Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure; Rule 67 and 90.3].

Alaska child support is typically calculated by using a Child Support Worksheet. The worksheet will generate an appropriate Alaska child support obligation according to each spouse’s income and other relative numeric factors such as taxes paid and retirement contributions, etc.. Once this amount is determined it is essential to take a look at any appropriate Alaska child support deviation factors that may be applicable to the situation. You can get more information about Alaska child support in the Alaska state statutes located at: http://www.touchngo.com/lglcntr/akstats/Statutes/.