This Note examines the collision of the “foundational policies” recognized by the Alaska Supreme Court. Part II provides an overview of the parental preference doctrine and custody modification standards. Part III presents the facts, procedural history, and the Alaska Supreme Court’s holding in C.R.B. Finally, Part IV analyzes the Alaska Supreme Court’s decision and its consequences. The Alaska Supreme Court properly rejected the use of a parental preference in custody modification disputes, and its holding produced a desirable outcome. However, this Note establishes why the court should adopt a more stringent modification standard to safeguard children’s need for stability in future custody modification cases.
Taylor, Laura Beresh
"C.R.B. v. C.C and B.C.: Protecting Children's Need for Stability in Custody Modification Disputes Between Biological Parents and Third Parties,"
Akron Law Review: Vol. 32
, Article 6.
Available at: http://ideaexchange.uakron.edu/akronlawreview/vol32/iss2/6