INSTRUCTIONS : ALASKA CHILD SUPPORT APPLICATION (Form DR-425)
The Alaska Petition for Child Custody is the form required for Alaska residents seeking custody of their children through the court. This petition must be filed in order to obtain a court order for child custody in the state of Alaska.
The Alaska Petition for Child Custody can be obtained by searching online or through the state court.
The form should be used for a default judgment against a non-appearing party to the matter. For contested child custody matters, you will need to use a different form.
1. Begin by filling out the case caption at the top of the form. Provide the court name, the name of the parties, and the docket number.
2. Next, fill out the affidavit information in the petition. First indicate if the Defendant in the matter was properly served notice of the child custody case.
3. You must attach a proof of service and indicate the type to prove the Defendant received notice. Attach to the petition either a return of service from the process server, the green certified mail card, or and affidavit of publication.
4. State whether the Defendant is under the age of 18. If the Defendant is under 18, you must indicate whether the Defendant's legal guardian was notified of the child custody case.
5. For question 3, indicate if the Defendant is an incompetent person who would require that their legal guardian be given notice of the child custody case.
6. If the Defendant is active in the United State military, indicate this status on line 4 and give an explanation of how you know their active status.
7. Sign and date the Alaska petition for child custody. Provide your name and contact information.
8. You must also have the affidavit certified by a notary or court clerk, who will provide their information at the bottom of the form.
9. Once completed, the petition should be filed with the court handling your child custody case.
10. The petition will be returned with the court orders, either granting your petition, denying the petition, or requiring a court hearing.