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Child Support Is Never Cut And Dried

Going through a divorce or family law issue is stressful enough without worrying about your children’s future. Child support can be a central issue in whatever action you are involved in. Our team has the experience and knowledge to assist you in getting a fair resolution.

At first blush, child support might appear to be a clear-cut issue. That is hardly ever the case. Wisconsin uses a calculator to determine child support payments, which can be confusing to figure out on your own. Our experienced family law and child support attorneys at the O'Neill Law Firm in La Crosse can help you make sense of the Wisconsin guidelines and fight for what is fair.

Helping You Make Sense Of The Child Support Payment Calculator

Throughout the child support process, we ensure that all assets are uncovered and properly valued, and that the best interests of the children are considered.

Wisconsin uses a child support calculator to determine payment amounts. Wisconsin considers:

  • Each parent’s income
  • Time the child spends with each parent
  • Whether a parent is also supporting other children

Gross income, ability to earn and income from assets are all considered when making these calculations. A skilled attorney knows how to evaluate what income or assets are countable to gain a complete financial picture. For example, the difference between a W-2 wage earner and a business owner is important. We know how to unlock hidden income.

If you are to pay child support, we can determine whether you qualify for a reduction based on “shared time” or “serial payer” considerations. If your income decreases through no fault of your own, we can help get you an adjustment. We have become intimately familiar with all the issues in your case. So, when settlement is on the table, we can properly advise you on what is in your best interest and what is not.

When the other side is unreasonable and insists on an unfair settlement, be assured that we will strenuously defend your position through trial if necessary. We are not a firm that looks for unnecessary trials or court hearings. We know that can be expensive and stressful. We do not “stir the pot” with the other side or engage in other fee-churning tactics that have become too common in this practice area. But we also are not afraid to draw a line in the sand and defend your position.

You Can Trust Us To Help You Reach A Fair Settlement

Whether you are a potential recipient or payer, you can rely on our experience in assessing your situation. We know that the best interests of your children are paramount, and we fight to ensure that they are taken care of while you are still getting a fair settlement. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation at 608-519-4816 or through the online form.