Neenah, WI asked in Family Law for Wisconsin

Q: Does a Family Court Commissioner have the authority to order that I file my tax return by specific date?

FCC entered an order stating I had to file my tax return by specific date and provide it to the other parents lawyer within 10 days of it being filed so they can determine the attorney's fees I will have to pay. The order says I have to pay attorney fees, but does not state the amount I will have to pay.

Is it customary to give the other parents lawyer this leeway? Also, is the FCC allowed to make an order regarding my federal tax return? I do not owe ongoing or past due child support.

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1 Lawyer Answer
Jane E. Probst
Jane E. Probst
  • Brookfield, WI
  • Licensed in Wisconsin

A: Yes, the Commissioner may enter such an Order if there is an award of attorneys fees and the Commissioner is looking for a source of money from you from which to pay.

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