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How Child Support Gets Paid

How Child Support Gets Paid

Child support must be paid through the State Trust Account. The following ways are the most common ways for child support to be paid in Wisconsin:

1) Income Withholding Order
2) Mailing Support Payments
3) Pay by Phone
4) Pay Online

Child Support and Taxes

Child Support and Taxes

Child support is tax-neutral; therefore, if you're currently paying child support, it can't be deducted. On the other hand, if you're currently receiving child support, it's not considered taxable income.

When Does Child Support End?

When Does Child Support End?

Wisconsin uses overnights, or where the children sleep, to determine how much child support should be paid by the non-residential parent. Joint custody payments vary depending on overnights, but for sole custody, the court uses the standard percentage model based on the number of children. For 1 child, it is 17%. For 2 children, it is 25%. For 3 children it is 29%. For 4 children, it is 31%. For 5 children, it is 34%.

Paternity for Child Support

Paternity for Child Support

Wisconsin uses overnights, or where the children sleep, to determine how much child support should be paid by the non-residential parent. Joint custody payments vary depending on overnights, but for sole custody, the court uses the standard percentage model based on the number of children. For 1 child, it is 17%. For 2 children, it is 25%. For 3 children it is 29%. For 4 children, it is 31%. For 5 children, it is 34%.

Child Support Enforcement

Child Support Enforcement

Wisconsin uses overnights, or where the children sleep, to determine how much child support should be paid by the non-residential parent. Joint custody payments vary depending on overnights, but for sole custody, the court uses the standard percentage model based on the number of children. For 1 child, it is 17%. For 2 children, it is 25%. For 3 children it is 29%. For 4 children, it is 31%. For 5 children, it is 34%.

Terminate Wisconsin Child Support

Terminate Wisconsin Child Support

Understand the process for ending child support payments in Wisconsin and what steps must be taken before the court will consider allowing child support to end.

Once Child Support Is Determined, Can It Be Appealed?

Once Child Support Is Determined, Can It Be Appealed?

Once Child Support Is Determined, Can It Be Appealed? Once the child support is already determined, the order may still be appealed with the appellate court. In some cases, the court has overturned orders for child support by reason of lack of specificity. This means...

Important Child Support Worksheet Factors

Important Child Support Worksheet Factors

What types of information is needed with child support? What type of details are tailored to my circumstance only? These types of questions and thoughts will help you through the divorce process.

Child Support Payments and Exceptions

Child Support Payments and Exceptions

When determining child support there are two ways to do it: judicial remedy and extra judicial means. Learn the pros and cons from a Family Lawyer here.

Child Support Obligations of Grandparents

Child Support Obligations of Grandparents

While not typical there are other instances when the duty to pay children’s expenses is imposed to the grandparents, but it's only part of the story.

Child Support Guidelines & Options

Child Support Guidelines & Options

Not all divorces are alike and are even more varied when there are children involved, and this is why knowing the guideline options is imperative. 

Child Support Payment Lengths & Exceptions

Child Support Payment Lengths & Exceptions

How might each case and their individuals shape the duration and amount of child support? What might be the expectations of both parties with support of the child?

Can Failure to Pay Child Support Be a Felony?

Can Failure to Pay Child Support Be a Felony?

Can Failure to Pay Child Support Be a Felony?If the court has stated a belief that a felony has been committed, then it is a possibility you could be convicted of a felony with child support.This was demonstrated by the courts in the case of State v. Duprey 149 Wis....

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