Berlin, WI asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Wisconsin

Q: can I get child support for my son who lives with me full time if there is not a court order yet in place?

We had joint placement but my ex didn't have day care for him so he said I had to take him for the summer. Now that schools in place he wants him every other week again and I think he's doing much better full time with me. He refuses to pay anything more.

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Michael Edwards

Answered
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Fond du Lac, WI
  • Licensed in Wisconsin

A: If you want to receive child support, you would need a court order in place to be able to enforce it. In most cases, child support will follow a placement order so you will probably want to request an order for primary placement and then request the court to calculate child support for that as well. Going by the standard percentage calculation in Wisconsin, child support would be calculated using 17% of the payer's gross monthly income.

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