Q: If a divorce is in one state (Minnesota) and she moves to another (Wisconsin), which state can enforce the child support
Father is in Florida. Child is 18 and still in high school. Back child support is owed and medical bills that are unknown if they have even been paid. Enforcement in the state the mother lives in is trying to sue to increase child support and retro payments. Father has not been provided copies of paid medical bills.
A: The custodial parent (mother, in this case) in Wisconsin can try one or more of three avenues:
1) move to modify the divorce decree (from Minnesota)
2) sue in the Wisconsin courts; or
3) sue in the Florida courts.
However he could probably oppose avenues 2 & 3 on the grounds that the case has already been decided. If she moves to modify the original decree (avenue 1) in Minnesota, he might also successfully oppose the motion on other grounds. For what might be a more accurate answer regarding Minnesota or Wisconsin laws, you might want to post your question in Justia › Ask a Lawyer › Minnesota › Child Support › and/or Justia › Ask a Lawyer › Wisconsin › Child Support ›.
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