Michael P. Heiser

Michael P. Heiser

Knowledgeable Lawyer Serving Southeast Alaska since 1985

Firm Overview

Dedicated attorney handles family law, bankruptcy and criminal law in Ketchikan
My name is Michael P. Heiser, Attorney at Law, and I have been practicing general law in Alaska for 27 years. I strive to give my clients a personable experience when dealing with legal issues. As your lawyer, I am easily accessible and approachable, while handling a wide variety of legal issues from family law to criminal cases to bankruptcy proceedings. My goal is to help you find a satisfactory resolution to your problems through the proper legal channels while keeping you informed along the way.

If you have an issue that needs resolution in any of the following areas, I can help:
-General civil practice
-Family law
-Child custody
-Domestic relations
-Divorce
-Bankruptcy
-Personal injury
-Criminal trial practice
-DUI & DWI
-Traffic law
-Probate
-Wills
-Employment law
-Real estate
-Business law

Alaskan attorney who is compassionate to your needs
If you're going through a divorce, have sustained injuries or have a pending criminal charge I can help you make sense of the legal issues surrounding your case. I give all my clients one-on-one attention so you don't have to worry about getting lost in a big firm. I work with you to get the results you deserve and inform you every step of the way. You can approach this challenging time knowing that you have someone you can trust on your side.

Lawyer with more than 27 years experience with bankruptcy clients
You have several options when it comes to bankruptcy. It takes an experienced attorney to skillfully advise you on your options. I have guided many clients through this process and can help you find freedom from debt. We can sit down and examine which chapter of the Bankruptcy Code is the right option for you. As one of the few bankruptcy attorneys in the Ketchikan area, I can help you build a new financial future today.
Main Office
Main Office
300 Mill Street, Suite 20
P.O. BOX 23032
Ketchikan  AK  99901-8032
Phone
  • 907-225-1910
Websites
Family
Alaska Family and Divorce Law
Whether you are anticipating the joys of adoption or experiencing the frustrations of marital conflict, attorney Michael P. Heiser can help. I have served families in Alaska for 27 years. I provide legal services in all areas of family law:

-Adoption
-Child custody and visitation
-Custody modification
-Child support
-Child support modification and enforcement
-Divorce/dissolution/legal separation
-Juvenile delinquency and dependency proceedings
-Mediation
-Pre- and post-nuptial agreements
-Guardianship/conservatorship

Adoption
I assist families with all aspects of adoptions. I handle the legalities of your adoption so that you can concentrate on your new family.

Child custody and visitation
I can protect your parental rights to raise your children in an appropriate and supportive home and negotiate visitation and custody schedules. When schedules are not working, I can assist in modification of custody and visitation.

Child support
I can help ensure that you receive or pay an equitable amount of the financial support required to raise your children in a healthy, happy environment. I can assist in negotiating with the Child Support Services Division on collection matters.

Child support modification and enforcement
Child support payments do not change unless the court modifies the child support order. If either the custodial or noncustodial parent experiences a significant change in circumstances, I can guide you through the proper legal procedures to modify your child support payments accordingly.

Divorce/dissolution/legal separation
Through mediation or litigation, I can help you gain the most equitable results regarding the fair distribution of assets and debts, division of the marital home, child support payments, child custody rights and other aspects of your divorce. I can advise on dissolution proceedings and assist in legal separation proceedings.

Juvenile delinquency and dependency proceedings
I am skilled at maneuvering through the complex laws of Alaska to protect your parental rights from the interference of government authorities.

Mediation
Mediation puts the decisions in your hands, and can often provide more expedient, predictable results than a trial. I can help you obtain the most equitable divorce settlement.

Pre- and post-nuptial agreements
I expect the unexpected and draft premarital agreements that protect both spouses' interests and that can alleviate some of the stress should you ever divorce or separate.

Michael Heiser

Practice areas
-General civil practice
-Family law
-Child custody
-Domestic relations
-Divorce
-Bankruptcy
-Personal injury
-Criminal trial practice
-DUI & DWI
-Traffic law
-Probate
-Wills
-Employment law
-Real estate

Admitted
-Washington, U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington, 1983
-Alaska and U.S. District Court, District of Alaska, 1985

Education
-University of Puget Sound, J.D., 1982
-University of Michigan, B.A., 1978

Associations & memberships
-Alaska Bar Association
-Washington State Bar Association

Biographical details
-Assistant Municipal Attorney, 1988-1990
Education
  • University of Puget Sound
    Juris Doctorate , 1982
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