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Child Support

Every child deserves his or her parents' support — both emotional and financial. This is so critical that the state of Wisconsin has developed financial support guidelines that determine the amount of support a parent will pay, based on the parents' income and other factors.
 
Wisconsin Family Court judges rarely deviate from the state child support guidelines. The role of a child support lawyer, then, is to help the judge apply the state guidelines appropriately in your case, by advising the judge of the additional factors that should be considered, so that the proper amount of support is being paid and that health insurance and dependency exemptions are considered.
 
Child support is very much dependent upon your child placement arrangement. Child support guidelines consider the gross income of both parents and the amount of time each parent spends with the child. It will also take into consideration child care needs and any special health or educational needs. Both parents are expected to contribute equally toward the provision of health insurance for the child.

ENFORCEMENT OF ORDERS AND DEFENSE FOR THOSE BEHIND ON CHILD SUPPORT
Wisconsin family courts take child support extremely seriously. If a parent is not paying the amount of support they have been ordered to pay, or falls behind on payments, they face severe consequences including loss of driver's license, liens on real property and personal property, and possible jail time. ​

IS IT TIME TO DISCONTINUE SUPPORT?
As more and more people experience job losses and business reductions, it is becoming increasingly common for alimony-paying spouses to seek a reduction or discontinuation of spousal support. Increases in the other party's income or changes in his or her financial situation, including remarriage or cohabitation, may also allow you to seek a reduction in your support obligation. If you have experienced a significant change of circumstance, it is important that you take your case back to court. Failing to pay your court-ordered alimony can result in wage garnishment and even jail time. We can help you bring your case back to court.
 
If you are receiving spousal support and have experienced a substantial change in your financial need or if your ex-spouse has enjoyed a significant increase in earnings, you may be entitle to an increase in either the amount of support you receive or the length of time that you receive support.