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  • HOW DO I FILE A MOTION?

  • WHAT IS THE PROCESS AFTER I'VE ASKED TO HAVE MY CHILD SUPPORT ORDER CHANGED, AND HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?

  • IF I AM INCARCERATED, ARE THERE ANY BARRIERS TO HAVING MY CHILD SUPPORT ORDER CHANGED?

  • HOW CAN I FIND OUT IF I HAVE A "IV-D" CHILD SUPPORT CASE IN WISCONSIN?

  • I DON'T WANT CHILD SUPPORT PAYMENTS FROM THE OTHER PARENT. HOW DO I PREVENT THE CHILD SUPPORT AGENCY'S INVOLVEMENT?

  • WHY IS THE CHILD SUPPORT AGENCY INVOLVED IN OUR CASE? WE RESIDE TOGETHER.

  • WHAT HAPPENS TO CHILD SUPPORT IF THE PLACEMENT ARRANGEMENT CHANGES AND I END UP HAVING THE CHILD MORE OFTEN?

  • THE OTHER PARENT IS NOT PAYING CHILD SUPPORT AS ORDERED. CAN I DENY THEIR VISITATION WITH THE CHILDREN?

  • CAN I STOP PAYING CHILD SUPPORT? MY ORDER ALLOWS FOR VISITATION TIME WITH MY CHILDREN, BUT THE OTHER PARENT IS NOT LETTING ME SEE THEM.

  • I OWE $500 IN PAST-DUE SUPPORT. WHY DID THEY TAKE $500 FROM BOTH MY FEDERAL AND MY STATE REFUND?

  • I OWE BACK CHILD SUPPORT AND I KNOW MY TAXES WILL BE INTERCEPTED. I AM REMARRIED AND AM CONCERNED YOU WILL INTERCEPT MY NEW WIFE'S TAX RETURN. WILL THIS HAPPEN?

  • WILL MY TAX REFUNDS BE TAKEN TO PAY BIRTH COSTS EVEN IF I LIVE WITH THE MOTHER AND OUR CHILD? YES, IF:

  • IF I AM PAYING ON MY PAST-DUE CHILD SUPPORT (OR BIRTH COSTS), WILL MY TAX REFUNDS STILL BE INTERCEPTED?

  • BESIDES PAYING MY CURRENT CHILD SUPPORT, I AM MAKING PAYMENTS ON THE CHILD SUPPORT ARREARS AND BIRTH EXPENSES. I AM BEING CHARGED INTEREST ON THE BACK SUPPORT AND I JUST RECEIVED NOTICE THAT MY TAXES ARE GOING TO BE INTERCEPTED. CAN YOU DO THIS? WHAT CAN I DO?

  • I GOT NOTICE THAT MY TAXES WERE INTERCEPTED FOR CHILD SUPPORT; HOWEVER, MY RECENT BILLING STATEMENT DOESN'T REFLECT THE PAYMENT. WHERE DID MY MONEY GO?

  • HOW WILL I KNOW IF MY TAX REFUNDS HAVE BEEN INTERCEPTED FOR CHILD SUPPORT?

  • MY EMPLOYER IS DEDUCTING THE CHILD SUPPORT FROM MY CHECKS, BUT THEY AREN'T SENDING IN THE MONEY. WHAT SHOULD I DO?

  • I WORK TWO JOBS. WILL BOTH EMPLOYERS WITHHOLD CHILD SUPPORT?

  • WHAT HAPPENS IF THERE IS A MISTAKE WITH INCOME WITHHOLDING FOR CHILD SUPPORT? WHAT IF MY EMPLOYER WITHHOLDS MORE THAN THE AMOUNT STATED ON MY INCOME WITHHOLDING NOTICE OR DOESN'T MAIL IT TO THE TRUST FUND?

  • MY EMPLOYER IS NOT HAPPY ABOUT THE INCOME WITHHOLDING FOR CHILD SUPPORT BECAUSE IT CREATES MORE PAPERWORK. I AM WORRIED ABOUT LOSING MY JOB.

  • THE OTHER PARENT OF MY CHILDREN DOES NOT WANT A NOTICE OF INCOME WITHHOLDING FOR CHILD SUPPORT TO GO TO HIS EMPLOYER. HE PREFERS TO PAY ME DIRECTLY. IF THIS ALL RIGHT?

  • I'M HAVING DIFFICULTY OBTAINING EMPLOYMENT DUE TO MY PAST CRIMINAL RECORD. HOW DO YOU EXPECT ME TO MEET MY CHILD SUPPORT OBLIGATION WHEN I DON'T HAVE A JOB?

  • I CAN'T WORK DUE TO INJURY. CAN'T MY CHILD SUPPORT BE SUSPENDED?

  • I'VE BEEN LAID OFF FROM MY JOB AND I CAN'T MEET MY CHILD SUPPORT OBLIGATION. WHAT OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE TO ME?

  • I'M NOT WORKING NOW. WHY DO I STILL HAVE TO PAY THE SAME AMOUNT OF CHILD SUPPORT?

  • WHAT HAPPENS WITH CHILD SUPPORT IF I FILE FOR BANKRUPTCY?

  • THE COURT ORDERED PAYER IS REMARRIED. THE NEW SPOUSE MAKES MORE MONEY. CAN THE AMOUNT I RECEIVE FOR CHILD SUPPORT BE BASED ON THE SPOUSE'S INCOME ALSO?

  • MY YOUNGEST CHILD TURNED 18 IN FEBRUARY, BUT DOESN'T GRADUATE UNTIL JUNE. WHEN WILL MY CHILD SUPPORT OBLIGATION STOP?

  • I WILL HAVE AN ADDITIONAL CHILD TO SUPPORT BY COURT ORDER. WILL THERE BE A DIFFERENCE IN THE AMOUNT OF SUPPORT CURRENTLY BEING RECEIVED BY MY ORIGINAL FAMILY?

  • THE OTHER PARENT DOESN'T SPEND THE CHILD SUPPORT MONEY ON OUR KIDS. WHAT CAN BE DONE ABOUT THIS?

  • HOW LONG WILL THE WISCONSIN SUPPORT COLLECTIONS TRUST FUND TAKE TO PROCESS MY PAYMENTS?

  • HOW DO I KNOW IF A CHILD SUPPORT PAYMENT WAS RECEIVED?

  • THE OTHER PARENT WAS COURT ORDERED TO PAY CHILD SUPPORT. WHERE IS MY MONEY?

  • IF I MARRY THE MOTHER BEFORE OUR BABY IS BORN, WILL I HAVE TO REPAY THE BIRTH COSTS?

  • WILL THE MAN OR THE MOTHER NEED A LAWYER?

  • WHAT SHOULD A FATHER DO IF THE MOTHER OR HER FAMILY DOES NOT WANT HIM AROUND?

  • WHAT IF THE MAN OR THE MOTHER IS NOT SURE WHO THE FATHER IS?

  • WHAT DOES ESTABLISHING PATERNITY MEAN?

  • REGARDING CHILD SUPPORT: WHAT IS THE RD (RECEIPT AND DISBURSEMENT) FEE AND WHY DO I HAVE TO PAY IT?

  • REGARDING CHILD SUPPORT: WHAT IS THE $25 "CP FEE" AND IS THAT MY MONEY?

  • MY ACCOUNTS SAY I OWE CHILD SUPPORT ARREARS. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?

  • MY GIRLFRIEND/EX-WIFE IS NO LONGER RECEIVING PUBLIC ASSISTANCE. WHY IS THE CHILD SUPPORT AGENCY STILL ENFORCING THE ORDER?

  • HOW DO I FIND OUT IF MY NAME IS ON THE CHILD SUPPORT LIEN DOCKET?

  • MY CHILDREN NO LONGER LIVE WITH THE OTHER PARENT. THEY NOW LIVE WITH THEIR GRANDPARENTS. DO I STILL HAVE TO PAY CHILD SUPPORT?

  • MY CHILD IS IN FOSTER CARE AND THE CHILD SUPPORT MONEY I WAS RECEIVING FROM MY EX-HUSBAND IS NOW GOING TO THE STATE OF WISCONSIN. I'VE RECEIVED AN APPOINTMENT LETTER STATING I MUST GO TO THE CHILD SUPPORT AGENCY TO ESTABLISH AN ORDER FOR ME TO PAY. WHY MUST I PAY IF YOU ARE ALREADY GETTING CHILD SUPPORT FROM THE FATHER?

  • I HAVE A CONTEMPT HEARING REGARDING CHILD SUPPORT AND IT STATES THAT I MAY HAVE TO GO TO JAIL. WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN AT THIS HEARING?

  • I AM NOT GETTING ANY CHILD SUPPORT. I WANT THE COURT ORDERED PAYER IN JAIL BUT THE CHILD SUPPORT AGENCY JUST SENDS HIM/HER A LETTER. I WANT HIM/HER ARRESTED. WHAT CAN I DO?

  • WHY DO I STILL HAVE A WARRANT FOR MY ARREST AGAINST ME WHEN I'M NOW MAKING CHILD SUPPORT PAYMENTS?

  • THE LAST TIME WE WENT TO COURT REGARDING CHILD SUPPORT, I DID NOT AGREE WITH WHAT THE COURT DECIDED. WHAT CAN I DO?

  • THE CHILDREN ARE LIVING WITH ME NOW. WHY AM I STILL PAYING CHILD SUPPORT TO THEIR MOTHER?

  • HOW DO I FILE MY OWN MOTION REGARDING CHILD SUPPORT WITH THE COURT?

  • HOW DO I CHANGE MY CHILD SUPPORT ORDER? OR IF THE OTHER PARENT IS MAKING MORE MONEY NOW. SHOULDN'T I GET MORE CHILD SUPPORT?

  • HOW DO I CALCULATE CHILD SUPPORT?

  • HOW DO I APPLY FOR CHILD SUPPORT SERVICES?