We separated in 2014 due to Domestic Violence. I was granted a 1 year restraining order w/ full custody until arrangements had been made through a divorce hearing (which never happened.) He was granted supervised visitation every other weekend. This was rarely used. In the fall of 2016 he moved out of state with no notice. I made several attempts to contact him: phone, phoning family, facebook, facebook family, contacting previous employer, checking addresses on mail being sent back to Alaska- I've had no luck. State of Alaska abandonment law is 6 months, which he has well exceeded at this point. However, this morning I was notified he is back in Alaska and showed up at his ex girlfriends house to visit their child whom he hasn't seen in 20 months, he provided no notice upon arrival. I am reaching out for a restraining order to protect my son and myself, but how do I file for abandonment with full custody and termination of parental rights without knowing his address? The last known mailing address for him was my mother's house, because when we were together we did not have a mailbox and had permission to receive mail there. He has not updated since.
You can get a custody decree from the court BUT ONLY AFTER you have made what is called "diligent inquiry." Much of what you describe in your facts would be submitted in your affidavit explaining how and where you looked for your missing spouse. You would then ask the Court to give you permission to serve the missing spouse by publishing notice.
These forms, which can be located at courts.alaska.gov, should assist you in the process: Divorce Complaint With Children Packet, SHC-PAC1A and Alternate Service Packet, SHC-PAC2
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