Child Support Modification in Wisconsin
Changing a child support order, also known as a child support modification, can only be changed by a court. A common misconception is that your payments will remain the same until child support stops. The truth is, child support is always modifiable. Several factors can raise or lower child support payments, including a change in income for either parent, loss of job by the paying parent, or the needs of the child(ren) evolve in special cases. If you do nothing, your monthly child support payments could increase yearly. Estimate your monthly child support payments with our easy-to-use child support calculator.
When Can I Modify Child Support Payments In WI?
There are several options to modify an order for child support in Wisconsin:
- If both parents agree to a change in the monthly payment amount, you can file a Stipulation and Order to Amend the Judgement Form with the local County Clerk of Court’s office.
- If both parents do not agree to a new monthly payment amount, you may file a motion to modify the child support order "pro se" with the local County Clerk of Court’s office. A court date will be required.
- Hire an attorney to file an action on your behalf.
- Request a review of the child support case from your local child support agency.