Seattle, WA asked in Criminal Law and Family Law for Alaska

Q: Hi my sister who is legally age took mostly all of my belongings without permission and packed them up while i was away

What charges can i press in Alaska on her?

I am 22.

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Stefan Otterson
Stefan Otterson
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  • Anchorage, AK
  • Licensed in Alaska

A: Although you are family members, neither of you has an obligation to the other that goes beyond what two strangers would have. This isn't a matter of family law. You could report your sister's acts to the police, or you could bring a civil lawsuit yourself. Unless the property value was very high, you would do this in Small Claims Court, which has procedures that are conducive to handling things yourself without a lawyer.

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