Wisconsin has specific child support guidelines that determine the amount of child support a parent is required to pay. The amount may depend on:
Your wage or salary
Your earnings from investments and other assets
Your work experiences
Your health and education
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As a parent, it is your responsibility to make sure your children are provided for while they are still minors. Wisconsin has guidelines governing child support and with an experienced attorney at your side, you'll be able to secure the support that your children not only need but also deserve.
When it comes to determining the amount of child support the non-custodial parent will be responsible for paying, the courts will look at your financial situation and run it through formulas based on your child placement plan, for example:
Primary placement: A non-primary placement parent pays a percentage of his or her gross income, with the percentage varying depending on the number of children involved.
Shared placement: The courts use a more complex formula, including looking at the incomes of both parents, to determine an appropriate amount based on your specific placement plan.
The state regulations typically are applied strictly, but if a change in finances occurs, a party may return to the courts and request a change to the support agreement.
Child support is payable until a child turns 18 years of age, or if still in high school at that point, either turns 19 or completes high school, whichever comes first. There is no obligation to make college payments.
However, if both parents want college to be considered in the plan, they can reach an agreement and bring it before the court for approval. Once this plan is approved by the court, the court has the power to enforce the terms if either parent should fail to honor his/her part of the agreement.