How is child support determined?

Child support means payment of money for the support of a child, including payment of medical, dental, and other health care expenses; child care expenses; and educational expenses. It is determined according to the guidelines established under Wisconsin law. The amount of child support owed is based on a percentage of the non-custodial parent's income and other relevant factors such as parental overnights, needs of the child, and expenses, such as insurance or day care. Based upon the accuracy of the information that you provide regarding the incomes and parenting arrangements of the parties, an estimated calculation of child support can usually be given at your consultation.