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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 25. Marital and Domestic Relations
- Chapter 27. Child Support Services Agency
- Section 60. Order of Support.
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AS 25.27.060. Order of Support.
- (a) Unless otherwise provided under AS 25.24.910
or AS 25.27.061
, an order of support establishes a relationship by which the custodian of the child is the administrator for the
purposes of administering child support on behalf of the child. The court shall carefully consider the need for
support, the ability of both parents to meet such support obligations, the extent to which the parents supported the
child before divorce, and the economic ability of the parents to pay after separation and divorce. The court shall also
consider the effect on the support obligation of a change in custodian. The need of the child for support shall be
considered regardless of the sex of the parent awarded custody of the child.
- (b) [Repealed, Sec. 21 ch 126 SLA 1977].
- (c) In a court or administrative proceeding where the support of a minor child is at issue, the court or agency, as
applicable, may order either or both parents to pay the amount necessary for support, maintenance, nurture, and
education of the child. Regardless of whether a support order for periodic payments is issued, the court or agency
shall issue a medical support order. The medical support order shall require health care insurance coverage for the
child if health care insurance coverage is available to either parent for the child at a reasonable cost. The court or
agency shall consider whether the child is eligible for services through the Indian Health Service or other insurance
coverage before ordering either parent to provide health care coverage through insurance or other means. The court or
agency shall allocate equally the cost of health care insurance for the child between the parents unless there is good
cause to allocate the costs unequally. If the obligor has the duty to make periodic payments for non-medical child
support, the obligor's periodic payments shall be decreased by the amount of the other parent's portion of payments for
health insurance ordered by the court or agency and actually paid by the obligor. If the obligor has a duty to make
periodic payments for non-medical child support, the periodic payments shall be increased by the obligor's portion of
payments for health insurance if the other parent is ordered to and actually does obtain and pay for insurance. The
court or agency shall allocate equally between the parents the cost of reasonable health care expenses not covered by
private insurance unless there is good cause to allocate the costs unequally. One parent shall reimburse the other
parent for the first parent's share of the uncovered expenses paid by the parent within 30 days after receipt by the
first parent of the bill for the health care, payment verification, and, if applicable, a health insurance statement
indicating what portion of the cost is uncovered. The medical support order must meet the requirements of AS 25.27.063
. Upon a showing of good cause, the court may order the parents required to pay support to give reasonable security for
- (d) An order for prospective child support may be modified or revoked under AS 25.24.170
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