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In Alaska, a dissolution of marriage petition must bear the appropriate caption, state the legal grounds for divorce, consent to the court’s jurisdiction, request that the marriage be dissolved, and request that a name be changed (if desired). If the spouses are filing a joint petition then the petition must also include the agreements concerning child custody, child support, spousal support and division of property. Additionally, the petition must include: the occupations of the spouses, the incomes, assets and liabilities of each spouse, the date and place of marriage, the name, birth date and other information about children under the age of 19, whether the wife is pregnant, whether either spouse requires medical care, whether either spouse has been charged with domestic violence, whether any protective orders have been issued, whether each spouse is represented by counsel, the social security numbers of both spouses and all minor children, a description of the relief sought by the court, and any other information deemed relevant by the parties. (Alaska Statutes Section 25.24.210)
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