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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Family Law, Immigration Law and Child Support for Wisconsin on
Q: I came to the USA on F-1 visa, but now all my family has been resettled to the US. Can I file for a family visa?

I was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), but my family moved to Uganda for refugee as a result of the 1997 civil war in the Eastern part of DRC. As such I grew up and attended most of my school in Uganda. In 2017 I got an opportunity to come to the USA for my undergraduate, but over... View More

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answered on Feb 21, 2024

As someone who entered the USA on an F-1 visa, you may be eligible to explore options for family-based immigration. Since your family has been resettled in the US through the refugee resettlement process, you may have the opportunity to apply for a family visa to reunite with them. Family-based... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Wisconsin on
Q: I currently have child support lien on my vehicle I want to pay what I owe how do I get the title back for my car

Do I need attorney for this I asked county child support they are giving me a runaround

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answered on Feb 8, 2024

In Wisconsin, to remove a child support lien from your vehicle and get the title back after paying what you owe, you typically do not need an attorney. First, pay the outstanding amount to the county child support agency that issued the lien. After payment, the agency should provide you with a lien... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Wisconsin on
Q: Does the father of a child have the right to pursue legal action if the mother decides to date another man?

Me and my girlfriend have decided to announce that we are officially a couple and want to pursue a relationship with one another. She is the mother of a two year old daughter. The father of the child is trying to pursue legal action to take her daughter away because of this. In fact he attempted to... View More

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David Kowalski
answered on Oct 9, 2023

A parent's new partner is relevant on child custody questions if the new partner will spend time with or have an affect on the child. However, simply dating a new partner is not a reason to take successful legal action. If the relationship is positive, and there are no questions of, for... View More

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Q: Is child support taken from gross or net pay? I understand its calculated from gross. Where is it taken from?
Jane E. Probst
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Jane E. Probst
answered on May 22, 2023

It is calculated from the payor's gross pay.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Divorce for Wisconsin on
Q: My Ex doesn’t want me to get anything out of our divorce. We 2 kids and they live me. What can I do?

He is living in the house and I’m in section 8 living. He sees the kids about every other weekend. He doesn’t help with money or anything. He thinks I don’t deserve anything. Even his kids it seems. We have been separated over a year and I filed divorce papers last March.

Jane E. Probst
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Jane E. Probst
answered on Feb 7, 2023

You need to file a Motion for a Temporary Order for custody and child support.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Child Support for Wisconsin on
Q: Child Support: originally a 50/50 split between two kids. Now I have 85%. What is the best way to resolve this change

She lives in Minnesota and I live in Wisconsin with the kids.

Jane E. Probst
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Jane E. Probst
answered on Dec 5, 2022

If the children have resided in Wisconsin for six months continuously, Wisconsin Law should control.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Adoption, Child Custody and Child Support for Wisconsin on
Q: Pregnant help

My 16 old

Son at this time and his 17 yr old gf pregnant when baby born she will be 18 he will be 17 lives in two differ

States him wisconsin her Minnesota if she places the baby for adoption does he have right to keep him or are his rights nothing

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answered on Dec 4, 2022

This would be subject to the law of Minnesota if the child reisdes in that state once born. To place the child for adoption, the Court would need to terminate the parental rights of both parents. The biological father should file a paternity action once the child is born and request that he have... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Wisconsin on
Q: Hello, can my children father claim our children for taxes after he been absent for over 3 year in his kids life?

He is taking me to court to reduce his child support amount and claim the kids on his taxe return. His child support is not consistent. Sometimes no payments for two months. I been doing everything for our children since he been absent for over 3 years. He blocked my number I couldn't get in... View More

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answered on Nov 20, 2022

You can file your own Motion to modify the Order in which he is not entitled to any of the children as tax exemptions unless he is current in his child support obligation each year by the last day of the year. Also, if he does not have a valid reason to have his child support to be reduced, you... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Wisconsin on
Q: Does my daughter have to return to her father's if he violated the custody agreement and she is uncomfortable/ stressed?

My 14 yr old daughter (starting 9th grade) has made it very clear that she does not want to be at her father's, due to dismissal of feelings and uncomfortability with stepmother and manipulation to go live with them out of state. She has missed her monthly period due to stress of being there... View More

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Jane E. Probst
answered on Jul 31, 2022

You should consult with an experienced family law attorney in your area. To modify placement, you will need to prove facts that establish that there has been a substantial change of circumstances since entry of the current placement Order, and that a modification is in her best interests.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Wisconsin on
Q: My children's mother just received a large divorce settlement from her next marriage. Can I claim child support on it?

no child support now. similar incomes. joint custody and placement.

Jane E. Probst
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Jane E. Probst
answered on Jun 23, 2022

No. That is a property division that took place for assets after your marriage. Child support she would be paid from the recent marriage would be for the benefit of the children from that marriage. If she received income producing assets in the property division of the recent divorce, that... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Divorce for Wisconsin on
Q: Child Support Payments?

My spouse and I are going through a divorce and child support is having me pay to my children's dad as he has open benefits from the government (foodshare). He does not work and is waiting on social security which has been pending for 2 some years. My questions is, if we were to drop the open... View More

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Jane E. Probst
answered on Jun 10, 2022

If this is a Wisconsin case, I can respond. If it is a Minnesota case, I do not know the law in Minnesot since I am not licensed to practice law in that State. In Wisconsin, the State has an interest in the child support proceedings if a party is receiving State benefits. If the recipient is no... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Wisconsin on
Q: i recently got intouch with my birth father and he says he paid child support to the state but my mother and i got none

How can we obtain this or can we even now that im 42. i was born in wisconsin and he resides there as well if that helps.

Jane E. Probst
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Jane E. Probst
answered on May 18, 2022

Your mother would need to contact Child Support Enforcement in the County in which it was paid to obtain a payment history.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Wisconsin on
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... View More

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answered on May 11, 2022

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... View More

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Q: In Wisconsin can child support payments increase instead of decrease from a judge during a child support appeal?

Can the judge decide to increase instead of decrease payment amounts during a child support appeal in Wisconsin?

Jane E. Probst
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Jane E. Probst
answered on Mar 9, 2022

Are you talking about a Motion for De Novo Review? If so, if there is a request for modification, the modification can be either a decrease or an increase. If this is to go to the Court of Appeals, the decision is remanded to the trial Court for determination if the prior trial court decision was... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Wisconsin on
Q: Can my child support amount be lowered?

I pay child support for my first child, 50/50 joint custody, but I have a new baby by a different mother, and she has a new baby by a different father.

Jane E. Probst
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Jane E. Probst
answered on Feb 23, 2022

No. The first children born with a support order take priority.

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Q: My husband is paying child support for his 19 yo daughter that lives in Puerto Rico. Her mother is receiving the pymts.

My daughter is married, pregnant and she does not live with her mother. Is there a way to stop the payments since my daughter is an independent adult?

Jane E. Probst
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Jane E. Probst
answered on Oct 11, 2021

It depends on the State in which the child support Order was entered. Each State has different laws as to when a child is deemed emancipated. In Wisconsin, if she is married and pregnant, she is deemed emancipated. He would need to file a Motion to terminate the maintenance.

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