Fox Point WI Child Support

Fox Point WI Child Support

When payment of child support becomes an issue between you and your child’s other parent, our Fox Point, WI child support attorneys are here to help. 

As a parent, you want your children to have what they need in order to thrive. Unfortunately, when your former partner fails to provide child support or does not pay enough, both you and your children suffer as a result. At MacGillis Wiemer, LLC, we have over a decade of experience representing parents in our area in these types of proceedings. Our Fox Point, WI child support attorneys can help you hold non-paying parents accountable, so your children can get the maximum amount of support to which they are entitled.

Aggressive Legal Representation in Child Support Cases

Child support is one of the most hotly contested issues in family court. Unfortunately, non-custodial parents often fail to meet this obligation toward their children. Even if you have an informal agreement in place, there is a strong chance the other parent is not paying the maximum amount that would be awarded by the court.

Getting a formal child support order is the best way to ensure that you have the means to provide for your children and their needs. At MacGillis Wiemer, LLC. our Fox Point, WI child support attorneys can guide you in the steps needed to obtain this type of order. Under the guidelines listed in Section 767.511 of the Wisconsin Statutes, child support may be ordered in cases in which a couple is going through divorce or when an unmarried parent initiates paternity proceedings. Factors that influence the amount you may be entitled to include:

  • The financial resources of each parent: This includes their income and their potential earning capacity, in the event they are currently unemployed.
  • The amount of time the child spends in each parents home: Certain child custody arrangements, such as co-parenting plans, are likely to impact the amount of child support ordered.
  • The financial needs of the child: This includes providing for their financial needs in terms of health care, education, and additional services they may require;
  • The amount needed to maintain the prior standard of living: This applies in cases of marital separation and divorce. It aims to ensure the child enjoy the same standard of living as they would have had if the parents remained together.

One of the first steps in obtaining a child custody order in Wisconsin is to have each parent fill out a financial disclosure statement. These forms are provided by the court and can be filed through your attorney. They detail your income and expenses, which will be used to determine the amount of child support awarded.

Reach Out to Our Fox Point, WI Child Support Attorneys

Failing to get the maximum amount you are entitled to through a child support order shortchanges both you and your child. MacGillis Wiemer, LLC. provides the professional legal guidance you need to protect your rights in these situations. Reach out and contact our office today to request a consultation with our Fox Point, WI child support attorney.