In Wisconsin, parents generally have a legal duty to financially support their children until the children reach the age of 18 or graduate from high school, whichever comes later.
A BREAKDOWN OF CHILD SUPPORT IN WISCONSIN
When facing separation, divorce or paternity, a common question is, “How much child support do I have to pay?” or “How much child support am I entitled to receive?” Wisconsin Guidelines are provided to answer these questions using a party’s gross income from all sources as a starting point:
CHILD SUPPORT GUIDELINES IN WISCONSIN
Calculation of child support gets more complicated when placement is shared between the parents; when one party is a serial payer; when one cannot easily determine the gross income of a party; when additional significant expenses, such as health insurance are a part of the child support equation; when there are low and high income payers, etc. Shared placement also requires the determination of who pays variable expenses.
In representing your interests, the child support attorneys at Vanden Heuvel & Dineen, S.C. pay special attention to factors effecting the determination of child support.
The following link is the State of Wisconsin Child Support Calculator
Once child support is originally determined, if a significant change in circumstances occurs, such as a change in the income of a parent, the child support lawyers at Vanden Heuvel & Dineen, S.C. can seek a modification of child support on your behalf.
The child support lawyers of Vanden Heuvel & Dineen, S.C. can be reached at 262-250-1976 or 262-338-8874, 1-800-805-1976 or [email protected].
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