Understanding Child Support In Wisconsin

Determining child support is a primary concern for parents going through a divorce and for unmarried parents who are ending their relationships. However, in most cases, it is not the parents who calculate child support amounts. Wisconsin has a statutory child support formula that determines fair payment amounts based on a range of factors, including parental income and percentage of physical placement. While the guidelines act as a good resource, parents must understand that family law judges always have ultimate discretion and can deviate from the formula if there are extenuating circumstances.

Learn About Your Rights And Responsibilities In Child Support

Understanding child support means working with the right attorney. At Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C., our family law lawyers are highly knowledgeable in Wisconsin child support laws. In fact, attorney Daniel Cross is the author of the widely used child support computer program DCF150 Sheets and is also certified as a family law trial specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. In addition, attorney Adam Bernander served as the supervising attorney for the Brown County Child Support Agency.

Whether you expect to receive child support payments or to get a better idea of what you will be paying, we can provide clear information regarding your rights and responsibilities. Additionally, if there are special circumstances that warrant a deviation from the state formula, our lawyers will advocate for you.

We can also help you with issues of temporary child support while the divorce is in process as well as child support modifications after the divorce order has been finalized.

Ready To Find Out More? Contact Our Green Bay And Appleton Child Support Lawyers.

If you are facing divorce and have children, it's important to learn about the child support formula as soon as possible. Call 920-831-0300 or contact us online to get started.

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