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Child Support Lawyer in Green Bay & De Pere, WI

     Once a placement arrangement has been established either in a Divorce or Paternity action, the Wisconsin courts require that child support be addressed. This is a very technical area of the law which can easily be misunderstood. The amount and type of placement you have with your children will dramatically affect the amount of child support. An experienced divorce attorney knows the ins and outs of the child support statutes and can help ensure that a fair amount is being paid to support your child.

    Wisconsin guidelines require a payor to support their child based on a percentage of their gross (pre-tax) income:

     • 1 child = 17%
     • 2 children = 25%
     • 3 children = 29%
     • 4 children = 31%
     • 5+ children = 34%

     As with many areas of family law there are exceptions to this rule. Examples of times where these percentages do not apply are when a payor has an extraordinarily high or low income. Other circumstances are when a payor has support obligations to other children or when there is a shared placement agreement. The shared placement scenario is the most common reason for deviation from the guidelines and is triggered when the parent with less time has at least 91 overnights per year. This triggers the use of a shared placement formula which factors the exact number of overnights each parent has per year along with the incomes of both parents. As a general rule, in this circumstance the more overnights you have the less child support you pay. Because incomes and placement schedules frequently change, child support is one of the most frequently modified orders in family law. The rules and reasons for a modification are very specific and the help of a qualified family law attorney is often a must to ensure a fair support order.

     Our Wisconsin child support attoneys practice not just in the Green Bay, Brown County area. Our experienced child support attorneys will aggressively represent your interests in any county throughout the Fox Valley and Northeastern Wisconsin. We have experience practicing Wisconsin child support Law in De Pere, Appleton, Oshkosh, Fond du Lac, Sheboygan, Manitowoc, Kewaunee, Marinette, Sturgeon Bay, Neenah, Menasha, Shawano, Waupaca and Wausau.

     When you need a law firm that understands what you are going through when you are dealing with child support issues, visit or contact us at Brabazon Law Office to schedule a consultation with a Brabazon Law Office Green Bay child support lawyer by calling today at 1-800-596-0691 or using our contact form.

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