To use the child support calculator, select or enter the appropriate information next to each statement.
When you have completed the form, click on the calculate button to get an estimate of the amount of child support that the non-custodial parent will have to pay to the custodial parent in Wisconsin.
The Wisconsin Department of Children and Families Child Support Program can assist families with many issues related to child support, including modifying child support orders. Wisconsin’s Child Support Program can review cases to determine if the amount of monthly child support should increase or decrease and, if so, by how much.
There are three main criteria the Child Support Program uses to determine if a change in child support is warranted:
If the Child Support Program determines that a child support modification is warranted, they may draft a new child support order and ask both parents to sign it. It is important to be aware that the Child Support Program must submit any proposed changes in child support to the court for approval—even if both parents sign the new proposed agreement. If a parent does not agree to a modification, Child Support Services may seek the court’s assistance in changing the child support order. Ultimately, it is the court’s decision whether or not to modify a child support order.
You can apply for services in Madison, Milwaukee, Kenosha, La Crosse, Eau Claire and elsewhere throughout the state from Wisconsin’s Child Support Program at http://dcf.wisconsin.gov/bcs/. Fees may apply.