Thank you for the information and for your cooperation.
My questions are: Does she need to be laid-off, fired, or maybe an acceptance letter of her resignation? I am concerned that she will try to sue for lost wages, or any kind of money that she can get her hands on for some other reason. I need to work.
Response 1: The prudent thing to do is NOTHING. Since the business is going to be dissolved in April or May, there is no need to lay her off, fire her, or have her sign letter of resignation. However, if she has locked you out of the business and is now using threat of Domestic Violence Restraining Order against you, you need to file complaint with the Court to force her to account for company's assets that she has disposed off without your knowledge and consent. If you do not want to file a lawsuit, then you would need to let it go.
A friend of mine is starting a business in my trade so that I can work. Is there anything wrong with that? Please advise on this scenario.
Response 2: There is nothing wrong with that. If she has locked you out of the business and the business is being shut down anyway by the State for non-compliance, then you have every right to look for business opportunity elsewhere.
Finally as for your child, if she is not allowing you reasonable access to your child, you may consider filling Complaint for Custody and Visitation and ask the Court to give you joint legal custody and reasonable visitation. Legal custody does not mean that you would be the custodial parent, who the child would live with it. Legal custody only means that you and your ex would be making decisions on how your child is raised, her schools, doctors, etc.
In a custody and visitation case, the Court would make a decision based on what is in the best interests of the child by looking at the living arrangement of the parties to the custody and visitation dispute, their lifestyles, associations, parenting skills, etc. If the Court finds after reviewing these factors that it would be in the best interest of your child for you to have legal custody and reasonable visitation, the Court would grant your request. Otherwise, the Court would not. So, it is very important that you tell the Court any and all reasons why you should be given legal custody and reasonable visitation. Remember that the Court can only make decision based on the evidence presented to the Court.
Click on the link below for Alaska custody and visitation forms and instructions: