Parents must financially provide for their children, whether they are married or not. In the legal context, child support refers to payments made by one parent to the other to assist with the expenses in raising children. Child support is calculated on the gross income of the non-custodial parent and payable until a child reaches the age of 18 or, if the child is still in high school, at graduation from high school or at the age of 19, whichever is sooner. Child support orders may also consider such items as insurance coverage, deductibles and co-payments, as well as daycare costs and variable expenses.
The Wisconsin Support Collections Trust Fund (WI SCTF), also known as KIDS, is the State of Wisconsin’s disbursement unit. All support payments, including maintenance, are receipted and disbursed by the WI SCTF, which is located in Milwaukee Wisconsin. Their website provides current payment and collection information and can be found at http://dcf.wisconsin.gov/default.htm.
Whether you are paying or receiving support, Tlusty & Kennedy’s attorneys have the accumulation of knowledge and skills necessary to vigorously represent your interests with respect to child support issues. For more information on child support, see Frequently Asked Questions or contact us at 715-359-3188, 1-800-662-5432, or by e-mail to schedule an appointment. Our regular business hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Evening or weekend appointments can be arranged, if necessary, because we’re here to help.