Fairbanks, AK asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Alaska

Q: Can I request sole custody and not get child support? I don't want any money I can take care of us myself.

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

A: Whenever the court issues a child custody order, they issue a child support order. That part you can't get around, even by agreement, unless you are in a truly unique situation so that it wouldn't be reasonable to apply the normal rules. Just being able to take care of things yourself wouldn't do it. What you can do is not enforce the support that's ordered. You don't have to get CSSD involved. (That doesn't stop arrears from piling up, so the other parent would just have to trust that you won't seek to collect down the road.)

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