New Berlin, WI asked in Child Support for Wisconsin

Q: Wisconsin. Wife is dyslexic and missed child support hearing yesterday. Court gave ex a free pass. What can she do?

THe ex husband has been able to afford killer attorneys and he has used his military service to skate on responsibilities. She was prepared for this hearing with inargualble facts about why he should be paying child support, he makes plenty of money and we have the kids 10 months of the year. The court date was yesterday but she mixed up the time (11 am) with the date (the 10th) and of course the court awarded him a massive reduction , yet again. This has bankrupted us, we are trying to support 3 kids with a small business and he is laughing all the way to the bank. I don't know what to do. I read about a denovo request for review, but don't know if thats an option. I would like to give her some kind of hope and that doesn't start with "get a lawyer"

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Jane E. Probst
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Jane E. Probst
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  • Wauwatosa, WI
  • Licensed in Wisconsin

A: If she missed a hearing, she is found to be in default, thus allowing the husband to obtain the relief he seeks or dismissing her motion. If the Commissioner entered the Order, a Motion for De Novo Review can be filed as long as it is filed within the time limits in this county pursuant to Local Rules. If a Judge entered the Order, a Motion for Reconsideration would need to be filed within 30 days of the Order or hearing.

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