Alaska Supreme Court: Tribal Courts Have Authority To Rule On Child Support

(March 30, 2016, 11:21 AM EDT) -- ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Tribal courts in Alaska have inherent jurisdiction to decide child support issues for children who are tribal members or are eligible for membership, and the state must enforce a tribal court’s child support orders, Alaska’s top court held March 25 (State of Alaska, et al. v. Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, No. S-14935, Alaska Sup.; 2016 Alas. LEXIS 40).

(Opinion available. Document #96-160408-031Z.)

Child Custody, Support

The Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska is...
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