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Alaska Questions & Answers

Q: If I enroll in college before I turn 18 can my mother remove me from college for any reason

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Alaska on
Answered on Jul 23, 2017

This may be a matter of policy at the particular college you pick. In general, until you turn 18 your parents have legal custody of you. This means they have decision making authority, and they are the ones who are supposed to sign admissions paperwork, etc. However, some organizations make exceptions. In many school districts, they have programs that allow runaway kids to register themselves. This is supposed to serve the goal of universal education. Your college may have a similar...
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Q: Army : Transfer from Active duty to Reserve

1 Answer | Asked in Military Law for Alaska on
Answered on Jun 25, 2017

You can ask, but you don't have a legal right to do so, if that's what you are asking.
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Q: will says my mother gets the house and it's to stay in family mom and uncle refuse to sell me house but want sold

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Family Law, Real Estate Law and Antitrust for Alaska on
Answered on Jun 25, 2017

You have failed to indicate what, if any, claim you have to the house. If the will was probated, and the house conveyed to your mother and uncle, you have no right to force them to sell it to you.
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Q: If a cell phone carrier gives me a free phone, can they bill me for it later even if I never signed a finance agreement?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Alaska on
Answered on Jun 25, 2017

Be careful to read all of the terms and conditions. But yes: if they actually gave it to you it's yours.
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Q: Does bail money for failure to appear to court, forst DUI, get put towards fines?

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Alaska on
Answered on Jun 25, 2017

If you put the money up, and if you abided by the terms of the bail, you will get the bail returned to you. So yes, it can be applied toward your fine. If a bail bondsman posted bail, the amount he or her charged you doesn't get returned to you.
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Q: Can a Felon with DUI CLASS C FELONY legal buy and Posess a firearm in Alaska?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and DUI / DWI for Alaska on
Answered on Jun 17, 2017

It's a federal crime for a convicted felon to possess a firearm. So unless the state site references the federal law it's incomplete.
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Q: I am a mental health provider who received a subpoena to appear but I am no longer employed at the facility.

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law and Employment Law for Alaska on
Answered on Jun 17, 2017

Tell them that, obviously.
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Q: I moved back home in 2012 to care for my grandparents during their last days it's been 5 yrs since my grandma has passed

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Family Law, Real Estate Law and Probate for Alaska on
Answered on Jun 17, 2017

If your grandparents had validly executed (while they were still mentally competent) wills, their estate passes by the terms of the wills. If not, by the intestacy statutes. I don't believe there is anything that would compensate you for taking care of them.
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Q: Foster parents rights to adoption what are the legal options?

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for Alaska on
Answered on May 31, 2017

You should first do everything you can to work things out with the social worker. If possible, you should try to get the guardian ad litem to advocate in your favor. If you have no luck with the social worker, go up the chain to his/her supervisor, and on up. OCS has broad discretion to make placement decisions, so you're at a big disadvantage if you have to challenge them in court. If all else fails, you can intervene in the CINA proceeding to file a motion for placement, and ask for a...
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Q: What does "I further allege the following as my affirmation defenses" mean in a divorce answer filing?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Alaska on
Answered on May 7, 2017

It probably means the person who wrote the Answer was trying to sound legal. He/she probably meant "affirmative" defenses. Certain types of defenses need to be specifically listed in an Answer. If a party lists them, it just preserves the right to argue them later. However, most of them have nothing to do with the issues you are dealing with in a divorce.
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Q: Judge awards property to spouse in divorce.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Alaska on
Answered on May 5, 2017

If your former spouse refuses to comply with a requirement of your property division order, you can file a motion to enforce the order. You would file it under the divorce case number.
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Q: Ancillary Probate Documents and timeline required

1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Alaska on
Answered on Apr 26, 2017

In general you would have to lodge the order you want the judge to sign, as well as the letters of ancillary administration. In some places there is a court official appointed as probate administrator; you might want to call that person's office for clarification as to what else might be needed.
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Q: Drove my friends car and he didn't tell me he didn't have insurance, What are my options

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Alaska on
Answered on Apr 20, 2017

Were you in an accident? Do you have insurance? Your policy may cover your use of the borrowed car.
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Q: I'm a partner in a LLP and a LLC. Do either of these require probate?

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for Alaska on
Answered on Apr 20, 2017

That would depend on several things, including whether there is appropriate language in the operating agreements.
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Q: Can someone who has had their parental rights terminated from all of their children, adopt another child?

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody and Family Law for Alaska on
Answered on Apr 20, 2017

No. The court would look into the reason for the TPR, but it would be a case-by-case determination.
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Q: is a college liable for clean up costs when an alumnus donates contaminated land. What source will answer this?

1 Answer | Asked in Environmental for Alaska on
Answered on Apr 19, 2017

If it's a state college, cleaning should concern the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Good luck.
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Q: Does the SB 91 bill in alaska cover Federal charges or is that just for state?

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes for Alaska on
Answered on Mar 27, 2017

It only pertains to state charges.
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Q: Hi my sister who is legally age took mostly all of my belongings without permission and packed them up while i was away

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Family Law for Alaska on
Answered on Mar 21, 2017

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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Q: The Police Investigator in my husband's case also operates a private detective business. Is this legal?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Alaska on
Answered on Feb 28, 2017

No, it doesn't appear that the fact that this individual runs a private business on the side affects the validity of his investigative results. Whether or not members of the community think of him as a police officer or as a private investigator doesn't appear to matter as well. Alaska, by the way, doesn't license private investigators last time I checked.
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Q: I live on property that my father owns. I want to be sure that I get this property if he passes.

2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning and Family Law for Alaska on
Answered on Feb 26, 2017

Generally, your father, if he is still mentally competent and capable of forming testamentary intent, can make a will leaving his property to whomever he wishes. If he agrees with you, have him make a will leaving you the property. If he doesn't make a will, you alone would inherit the property only if you were his sole living heir when he dies - no siblings or children of deceased siblings, etc. I strongly recommend having a lawyer near your father prepare the will at your father's direction...
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