Alaska Family Lawyers
Anchorage, AK 99501
Seattle University School of Law
Steven Pradell has been practicing law in Anchorage, Alaska, since 1986. A certified elementary school teacher, Steve graduated from Brandeis University cum laude in 1982, and from the University of Oregon School of Law in 1986. He has practiced primarily in the area of domestic law since 1990, when he took over the domestic practice of one of the largest law firms in Anchorage. In 1993, Steve started Pradell and Associates, a law firm with a practice emphasizing in domestic law, including divorce, adoption, custody and support, as well as other areas of the law.
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Anchorage, AK Family Law Attorney with 30 years experience
Dealing with family law issues?
Family law generally concerns domestic relations and family-related matters such as marriage, civil unions, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, guardianships, domestic abuse, surrogacy, child custody, child abduction, the dissolution of marriage and associated issues. Each state has its own set of family laws, and traveling across state borders can sometimes affect your rights and those of your family.
Contrary to popular belief, seeking the advice of a family law attorney does not necessarily mean that something is amiss in your family. A family law attorney can help negotiate prenuptial/premarital agreements for clients in anticipation of marriage or advise same-sex couples on relevant legal issues affecting their relationship. They also can help with adoption proceedings and other procedures involving children.
Family law attorneys often do represent clients seeking a divorce, annulment or legal separation, and the complicated issues that can arise as a result. Although domestic abuse is a criminal offense, some family law attorneys are skilled at handling these situations, as they are often entangled with other family law issues.
Some jurisdictions certify lawyers as family law specialists, which means these attorneys have met the certifying body's minimum requirements for education, experience, and examination.
No-Fault Proceeding: A civil case in which parties may resolve their dispute without a formal finding of error or fault.
Paternity Suit: A lawsuit to determine the father of a child whose parents were not married when the child was born.
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