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Blake Fulton Quackenbush

Blake Fulton Quackenbush

Law Offices of Blake Fulton Quackenbush - Austin
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  • Alaska
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Biography

The Law Offices of Blake Fulton Quackenbush have established a professional reputation nationwide for strength, experience, strategy, and unparalleled dedication to our clients. Our lifetime commitment to fairness and justice strikes the perfect balance between compassion and aggressive assertion of our clients’ rights.

The founder, Blake Quackenbush, graduated from the prestigious William S. Boyd School of Law. He competed nationally in ADR moot court, interned for the governor of Utah, and also researched and wrote for two federal court judges. Mr. Quackenbush is a published author and has engaged in many public speaking events.* He assisted the former Dean of the University of Houston Law Center in her role as fee examiner in a complex, multi-billion dollar, chapter 11, bankruptcy case. He has since litigated and settled many cases in favor of his clients.

OUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS

We are accomplished professionals. In 2019, Mr. Quackenbush was awarded "Best Attorney". He and members of this firm have also received other awards, nominations, or invitations for membership by the American Institute of Legal Advocates, Top 40 Under 40, The National Advocates, Top 10 Attorney Award (Under 40), National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, Inc., and Family Law "10 Best Attorney" Selection for the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys.

AREAS OF PRACTICE
Our firm is a full-service, civil and criminal, law practice. We have successfully negotiated, mediated, and litigated numerous cases, including:

Auto Injury / Personal Injury
Criminal Defense
Mediation
Divorce
Corporate Law
Construction Contracts
Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning
Child Custody
Dissolution
Legal Separation
Domestic Violence
Domestic Partnership
Modification of Existing Custody
Negotiation with Creditors
Mediation
Arbitration
Contract Disputes
Property and Neighbor Disputes
Commercial Leases
Appellate Practice
Prenuptial / Post-marital Agreements

Practice Areas
Divorce
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights
Native American Law
DUI & DWI
Entertainment & Sports Law
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Insurance Claims
Bad Faith Insurance, Business Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Property Insurance
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Medical Malpractice
Birth Injury, Medical Misdiagnosis, Pharmacy Errors, Surgical Errors
Municipal Law
White Collar Crime
Probate
Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Video Conferencing
  • Google Meet
  • Skype
  • Zoom
  • RingCentral
  • WhatsApp
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    30% - 33% depending on the type of case.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Alaska
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Founder / Owner
Law Offices of Blake Fulton Quackenbush - Austin
Current
Founder / Owner
Law Offices of Blake Fulton Quackenbush
- Current
Education
UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law
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Brigham Young University
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Awards
Best Lawyer
Press Picks
Professional Associations
Alaska Bar Association
Current
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State Bar of Texas
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Central Council Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes
Current
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United States District Court for the District of Alaska
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Cross-Border Insolvency & the Eligibility of Indian Tribes to Utilize Chapter 15 Bankruptcy, 29 T.M. COOLEY L. REV. 61 (2012)
Speaking Engagements
A Day in the Life of a Family Law Attorney, Society of Law and Justice
Legal Work, Society of Law & Justice Social
Legal Career Growth, Society of Law and Justice Conference
Websites & Blogs
Website
Legal Answers
2 Questions Answered
Q. Can ocs in Anchorage ak go talk to a minor without a parent at a elementary school?
A: Parents of children have rights, and parents can contact a knowledgeable attorney at any stage of the process of the Office of Children's Services ("OCS") investigating and/or the state removing a child from their home. Our office has years of experience litigating child custody cases and Child in Need of Aid Cases ("CINA" cases, pronounced "China"). Other states have different names for CINA cases. For example, in Washington, they are called “dependency” cases.

OCS is permitted to investigate allegations of abuse or neglect, but it's important to remember that just because there is an allegation or an investigation it does not mean anyone did anything wrong. An investigation just means that someone made an allegation and OCS is looking into the allegation to see if there is evidence that supports or substantiates the allegation. Sometimes an investigation can result in a report being "substantiated" or "unsubstantiated," but that too does not necessarily mean that a parent's rights as to the child will be adversely affected. Other times, OCS investigates and nothing happens.

If, after an investigation, if the evidence discovered by OCS reaches a certain level of seriousness, they can go to the state and seek to have the state remove a child from his or her home. However, before doing so, the state must petition the court to approve the removal. The parents are immediately notified is removal occurs.

CINA cases differ from ordinary custody cases because in CINA cases the state has legal authority over the children, and the dispute is between the state and the parents. In ordinary custody cases, the court is deciding custody disputes between parents or other family members and a child welfare agency is generally not involved.

If your children are being investigated or if your children have been removed from your home, you should speak to a competent lawyer about your rights.
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Q. What can I file to gain emergency custody if my coparent is suicidal?
A: In Alaska, seeking emergency relief, such as filing a petition for custody followed by a motion on expedited consideration for interim custody, can be complex and may have various outcomes depending certain factors. A consultation with a knowledgeable lawyer in Alaska may help in many ways.

Decisions regarding the award of child custody are governed by AS 25.20.060, which provides in relevant part:

"(a) If there is a dispute over child custody, either parent may petition the superior court for resolution of the matter under AS 25.20.060-25.20.130. The court shall award custody on the basis of the best interests of the child. In determining the best interests of the child, the court shall consider all relevant factors including those factors enumerated in AS 25.24.150(c)."

The Supreme Court of Alaska has held that, “[w]hether involved in an initial or final child custody determination, a parent desiring custody must demonstrate that placement of the child with him or her would be in the child's best interests.” See Smith v. Weekley, 73 P.3d 1219, 1225 (2003) (quoting Velasquez v. Velasquez, 38 P.3d 1143, 1146 (Alaska 2002)).

Alaska Statute 25.24.150(c) sets out the 9 factors a court must consider in determining the best interests of the child. One of those factors requires the court to consider "The length of time the child has lived in a stable, satisfactory environment and the desirability of maintaining continuity."

An unstable and/or unsatisfactory environment for the child might be the basis the court finding that it is undesirable for the child to maintain continuity in that particular location. The court must also consider the other factors under AS 25.24.150(c).

You are welcome to contact our office if you have additional questions. All materials in this post are provided by the Law Offices of Blake Fulton Quackenbush for informational purposes only and do not contain legal advice, legal opinions or any other form of advice regarding any specific facts or circumstances.
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Law Offices of Blake Fulton Quackenbush
807 G Street
Suite 100
Anchorage, AK 99501
Telephone: (907) 868-2780
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Sunday: Closed
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78 San Marcos Street
Austin, TX 78702
Toll-Free: (737) 587-3555
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