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Child Support

Advocating Your Child's Financial Security - Serving All of Wisconsin

At Burbach & Stansbury S.C. our team of family law attorneys is strident in our belief that our years of experience has prepared us to help optimize financial support for your children. Whether it is getting a fair and just child support award, holding the other parent accountable for their child support or working out the details of a child support award, our firm is committed to helping you secure your child's financial needs.

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How Child Support Is Calculated in Wisconsin

While child support is often viewed in terms of a payer and a recipient of support, it is imperative to appreciate that both parents are responsible financially for their children. The court takes into consideration several factors when computing child support payments such as the income of both parties, the amount of time each parent spends with the children, and if one or both parents are supporting other children.

In Wisconsin, the standard percentage of income to calculate child support payments are as follows:

  • 17% of total earnings for one child
  • 25% of total earnings for two children
  • 29% of total earnings for three children
  • 31% of total earnings for four children
  • 34% of total earnings for five or more children

Sources of income include employee salary, tips, commissions, and other bonuses from work as well as interests from investments and properties, Worker's Compensation benefits, personal injury payments, military allowances, and Veteran’s benefits. Parents should keep in mind that this part of their divorce decree is about their children and not them. As parents, we only want the best for our children and that includes their financial security.

Consult with a Milwaukee Child Support Lawyer Today

We aim to ensure that every child support agreement is crafted honestly and based on facts that are in the child’s best interest.

Contact us today at (414) 721-9611 to schedule an in-person consultation.