When does child support end in Wisconsin?
In most cases, child support ends when the child turns 18 years old in WI. However, if the child is still attending high school or pursuing an equivalent course (GED) after they turn 18 years old, you could end up paying child support for up to 19 years. Past due child support payments (also known as arrears) are also enforceable for up to 20 years after the child turns 18 years old. Check out our easy-to-use Wisconsin child support calculator for an estimate of how much your monthly child support obligation will be.
Past-Due Child Support Payments
If the current child support order ends (whether at age 18 or 19) and past-due child support payments are owed, payments will continue to be enforced and collected for up to 20 years after the child turns 18 years old. Until the overdue child support payments are paid in full, income withholding may continue at the same level of collection.
Emancipation notices are sent to both parents 90 days before the date of your child's 18th birthday. Unless a parent shows proof that the child is still attending high school or pursuing a GED equivalent, the current child support order will end when the child turns 18. If your child is turning 18 soon, contact your local child support agency to ensure that the address on file is up to date.