Wisconsin Child Support
When enrolled in a state or federal public assistances program, the child welfare will refer you to an agency of child support for service with no charge. If at the current state you are not provided with public aid, you can stop by your local child support agency and pick up an application for support services.
Wisconsin child support Paternity
If your child was born in wedlock, then the husband is labeled the legal father. However, if the child is born out of wedlock, then as a custodial parent you must establish paternity before a court can order any child support. By volunteering to file a paternity acknowledgement form with the state, you would be able to determine the father by establishing that paternity. You can retrieve this form from the hospital where your baby is born. When at anytime the alleged father doubts the paternity of the child, there will be a genetic test to proof once and for all who the father of the child will be.
Wisconsin Child Support Locators
Before a custodial parent is able to establish paternity, they must first located the father. Wisconsin has assistance in locating the missing father so that paternity can be established. This assistance is the Kids Information Data System (KIDS), which is designed to automatically check computer databases for any information on parents who are behind on child support.
Changing Wisconsin Child Support
Child support cases are reviewed every three years or at the custodial parents request. The reason behind this review is to see if the non-custodial parent has had a raise or a cut in pay. The Wisconsin Child Support Bureau also determines if the child support payments are too high or too low. This review can also be requested more often than the three years. For example, if the non-custodial parent changes jobs frequently and the pay is better than the last job, then the non-custodial parent has the right to have the child support modified.
For more information on Wisconsin Child Support laws please click the links below.