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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 25. Marital and Domestic Relations
- Chapter 24. Divorce and Dissolution of Marriage
- Section 50. Grounds For Divorce.
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AS 25.24.050. Grounds For Divorce.
A divorce may be granted for any of the following grounds:
- (1) failure to consummate the marriage at the time of the marriage and continuing at the commencement of the action;
- (2) adultery;
- (3) conviction of a felony;
- (4) wilful desertion for a period of one year;
- (5) either
- (A) cruel and inhuman treatment calculated to impair health or endanger life;
- (B) personal indignities rendering life burdensome; or
- (C) incompatibility of temperament;
- (6) habitual gross drunkenness contracted since marriage and continuing for one year prior to the commencement of the
- (7) [Repealed, Sec. 68 ch 127 SLA 1974].
- (8) incurable mental illness when the spouse has been confined to an institution for a period of at least 18 months
immediately preceding the commencement of the action; the status as to the support and maintenance of the mentally ill
person is not altered in any way by the granting of the divorce;
- (9) addiction of either party, subsequent to the marriage, to the habitual use of opium, morphine, cocaine, or a similar
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