Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Alaska

Q: If my custody order was modified and I was given full custody does that cancel out the details of my last order ?

The old custody agreement had split custody and talked about the details regarding pfd’s, taxes, sharing of address, daycare names, that sort of stuff. The new order gives me full legal custody and him supervised visits 3x a month in a public place for 4 hours each time. It does not discuss details at all. Does this cancel out all the details of the original order?

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

A: Normally a modification order only affects the things it addresses, such as the custody schedule. If it doesn't include a new provision for PFD's etc, then the provision of the old order would continue in effect. Most modification orders will state that explicitly, but if the other matters weren't addressed at the modification hearing and the order is silent on how it affects the other provisions of the original order, then you can probably assume they remain in effect.

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