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Juvenile Family Matters Archives

If we share custody, does someone still pay child support?

Child support was established at a time when courts typically awarded primary custody of the children to mothers, who often did not work outside the home. In most cases, there was an obvious need for financial assistance from the noncustodial parent.

Understanding child custody in Wisconsin

Sharing child custody in light of a divorce can be one of the most upsetting experiences a parent can go through. Not only is it difficult to think about giving up time with your kids, it can be painful to know you are giving that time to your ex, who you may not like or trust any more.

Can I change the amount of child support I pay or receive?

Payment of child support is a common point of contention for parents all across Wisconsin. And even though the courts use specific guidelines to calculate payments, it is not unusual if you ended up feeling like the amount is unfair. Whether you pay or receive child support, you could be wishing you could change the amount.